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A blue arrow started appearing in the upper left part of the Google home page (see screen shot below). When I click on the arrow it, it tries to take me to a secure site with a URL beginning with "https://plus.google.com". Firefox then informs me that this connection is untrusted.

Is Google trying to mess with us, or have the Iranians or someone else hijacked Google?


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joany, give it a rest, it is a new google setup,
obliviously your ssl cirts are out of date, or you have been messing with them.
if you do not like it use scroogle,

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joany, give it a rest, it is a new google setup,
obliviously your ssl cirts are out of date, or you have been messing with them.
if you do not like it use scroogle,

Okay then, if my ssl certs are out of date, how do I update them? I have FF 6.0.2 installed. Is there a later version?

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I also get an untrusted warning message when I try to connect to Google+ using Konqueror. The details are shown below. So this is not a Firefox issue. I seem to remember Google being implicated with the DigiNotar fiasco, and all their certificates were voided. Maybe this is some fallout from that.


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Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:42 pm
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Google+ has officially opened to all the people, that's how Google decided to invite people. Not sure what's wrong with your certificates, is your computer date correct?


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Adrian wrote:
Google+ has officially opened to all the people, that's how Google decided to invite people. Not sure what's wrong with your certificates, is your computer date correct?

The date shown on my clock is September 20, 2011. Is there another date hidden somewhere? Again I ask, if something is "wrong with my certificates" how do I fix them?

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Well on mine I have no problems with Iceweasel 6.2, or Firefox 9
which begs the question of why you search using Google, when 50% of the results you get are redirects, Google make money out of redirects if you did not know,
http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html
takes 95% of the redirects out, you get what you search for in Google , without the junk.
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Again I ask, if something is "wrong with my certificates" how do I fix them

of the top of head I do not know, as I have never had the problem,
if you have a live CD of 8.5 boot that and see what you get, forget that I just booted one in Vbox no problems,
What did you do when you where panicking about the SSL certificates,


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Whether or not I should be using the Google search engine really isn't relevant to my question. I really don't care how much money Google makes from my searches. My question is: If my certificates are out of date, broken, or whatever, then how do I fix them?

From the details of the Konqueror warning message, OpenDNS seems to be implicated somehow (and I do use OpenDNS). So maybe it's a problem with OpenDNS.

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Why are you using OpenDNS, disable it then check

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Danum wrote:
Why are you using OpenDNS, disable it then check

I disabled OpenDNS from /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf and rebooted. The problem went away, so it was an issue with OpenDNS and not a problem with my SSL certificates or with anything else related to my computer.

As to why I use OpenDNS:

1. The DNS servers my ISP provides are as slow as molasses in February. Using OpenDNS speeds up web browsing significantly, for me at least.

2. OpenDNS allows me to filter out objectionable web content when my grandkiddies are on my computer.

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Since you use google.com you might appreciate the Google Public DNS http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/ (I actually prefer one company to have my info than to spread it to other companies...)


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