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Archive for January 2nd, 2016

Web Security Warning: Say What?

Having turned on my old Kindle Fire’s “security warnings” just to see what happens, I’m confronted by pop-ups like this on a regular basis:

Web Security Warning

Web Security Warning

People who know what they’re talking about tell me there’s no way for ordinary civilians, such as I, to evaluate the validity of the “credentials” described by that pop-up. In this case, the credential apparently comes from DigiCert, which ought to be trust-able, and was issued to cmcore.com, an actual IBM subsidiary that apparently does Web analytics.

It works fine through my desktop browsers. The Kindle, however, can’t even find digicert.com, so the problem must be an Amazon thing.

The only response that makes sense is to continue loading: gizmodo.com might have cat pictures!

I should just turn off the warnings and be done with it…

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