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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 AM   #26
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I just passed this by my white hatted, 'network security handy' friend. He dug into it and it seems that this is a simple issue of akamai.net (a well established content delivery company) using a certificate that has Facebook's name in it, instead of theirs. Nothing to worry about, as far as he can tell.


More specifically, he says "it is probably an akamai ad hoping you're an iPad user with Safari instead of the Facebook app.
It probably is an add for you to download the FaceBook app IF you are using Safari with an iPad....It's a setup error. It's a BAD setup error that makes Akamai look like dummies."

It looks like the issue may already have been resolved, server-side.
Thanks.. I was curious and worried as I did not have this problem before. I get into Hong Kong and the second day on wifi I start getting this every time I switch tabs,refresh a page or open a new page up. Very irritating because it just keeps popping right back up in the middle of the screen.

Never ever did trust Facebook so I did not download their application onto my iPad.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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Screen shot of static.ack.facebook when on MR

This pops up when I access Macrumors on my iPhone 5. I have deleted Facebook, cleared safari and rebooted but this still pops up.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:19 AM   #28
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http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...ebook-com.html

they are thinking virus here
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:40 AM   #29
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I'm worry now... Ahh I'm confuse of what this is <<
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:51 AM   #30
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judging from threads after a google search, seems like this has been an issue for years. some say its a visited site thats somehow connected to FB, either through a comment box or ad, that has a poorly written script.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:03 PM   #31
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I have been getting this as well when going to macrumors.com. Cleared cache and cookies and quit accepting cookies, but still get it on two different Internet providers.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:51 PM   #32
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Well a lot of articles on MR have the "Like" button linked to FaceBook hence the need for FaceBook connectivity. As for the certificate, well FaceBook uses Akamai for content distribution, so it's possible it was just an oversight.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:48 PM   #33
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I'm assuming that the people who are continuing to panic or think "virus" about this even after several posts confirming that it's a certificate problem completely external to their system are because they're from separate threads being merged into this thread.

This is sort of an aside, but here's something you definitely don't want to do: Since the certificate authority that issues Akamai's certificates is GTE CyberTrust, I was sort of wondering if maybe there was something wrong with their root certificate, so I was messing around with the Root Certificates in Keychain, and made the dumb mistake of deleting GTE CyberTrust. This of course renders any certificate issued by them invalid, which is to say anything at all run through Akamai--which is a LOT.

Since a lot of sites (eBay and Facebook, to name a couple) use Akamai's CDN to distribute their static content (images and CSS), trying to load an HTTPS page on those sites without a GTE CyberTrust root certificate results in a page with no styling or images--just the plain HTML. Which is pretty much unusable.

And since I can't find a way to get the MacOS to refresh its list of Root Certificates manually, I ended up needing to manually find, download, and install a certificate for GTE CyberTrust. I'm not sure if Akamai already worked out the Facebook thing, but if not it apparently fixed that.

Point being, don't be an idiot and mess with your root certificates.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:58 PM   #34
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Here you go. It was a problem with Akamai.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:32 PM   #35
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static.ak.facebook.com

I got this problem with certification so popping up
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...news&tag=title
anyone know anything about this?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:34 PM   #36
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I got this problem with certification so popping up
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7...news&tag=title
anyone know anything about this?
Look at the link in my post just above yours.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:40 PM   #37
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Look at the link in my post just above yours.
I linked the same lol, I wonder again whats up with it getting annoyed
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:48 PM   #38
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I linked the same lol, I wonder again whats up with it getting annoyed
Doh... I'm an idiot!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM   #39
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I got this too. The most interesting thing about it, I think, is that when clicking on "Details," the certificate info is presented in letterboxed format. I mean, Safari is one of Apple's own apps, and it's letterboxed?

Whatever. Time to take a trip to Apple feedback.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:28 PM   #40
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Still getting it on my iphone 5 using Safari, but no longer getting it on my MBP.

Annoying but hopefully they will get it fixed soon.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:13 AM   #41
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I was getting the same errors on my iphone in the UK. Seems to have gone away today.

Thanks to Weaselboy for the link explaining what was going on.

LATE COMERS TO THE THREAD, READ THIS LINK BELOW.

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Here you go. It was a problem with Akamai.
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