Getting a lot of "can't establish a secure connection" errors

HDFan

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Right clicking on links on the home page to open in a new tab I am randomly getting these errors. Refreshing the page sometimes fixes it. The home page link to this forum gave the error, so I had to go into forums to make this post.

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arn

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any anti virus software? and is your clock set correctly?

arn
 

HDFan

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Clock on my iMac Pro is set to the correct time.

Anti-virus is Sophos.

Tried the still available links and some random ones and the problem seems to have gone away. If this happens again is there something I should do to help diagnose?
 

SandboxGeneral

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I've seen this a few times recently as well. I thought it was me and left it alone. Refreshing the tab a few seconds after the message fixed it for me.

I'm not using any anti-virus and my clock is set correctly.
 

HDFan

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Just happened again. I just reinstalled 10.14.1, Safari 12.0.1


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tried it again as I wrote this and got no error.
 

staggerlee41

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I got this several weeks back and it then went away. This morning I've been seeing this consistently. I tried using another browser and got in. Also disabling the Content Blocker in Safari allows me to see everything. As soon as I enable content blocking I receive the same message again.

Edit: Well it keeps happening regardless of whether I disable Content Blocker in Safari or not. I am running AVG but even disabling it, I'm getting the same result. It is very intermittent but a real pain in the butt.
 
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sman789

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I've gotten the error once a few days ago but it was clicking thru to a article link off Google.

No AV and clock is right.
 

Martyimac

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Count me in. Mojave, Firefox, time correct, no changes to my Avast anti-virus program.
This is first time today this computer has been able to get to the forums.
 

raqball

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Same here... Constant on Safari, MacOS 10.14.1..

Serious pain in the rear.. Tried everything, clearing cache, resetting DNS back and forth, authorizing 'always allow' for the certificate... Nothing works.. Sometimes I can disconnect and reconnect wifi and I can then connect without error, but most times not even that works.

I have no anti-virus software...

No issues on any other site other than MR...
 
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staggerlee41

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Still getting this today using Safari 12.0.1, Clock correctly set, using AVG and even when disabled I get these messages. I've been experiencing this no matter what my content blocking setup is.

I am however able to get here (so far) with Firefox 63.0.3
 

Martyimac

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Got it again this afternoon. Turned off my VPN and was able to access the forums. But this morning I accessed the forums 3-4 times while the VPN was active.

SO?????

Edit: re-enabled the VPN about 1/2 hour later, has been working fine since then.
 
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Allyance

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Getting this many times today, ONLY ON THIS SiTE. I can go on other forums, news sites, banking, credit card sites no problem. NOT MY IMAC SYSTEM.

iPhone works fine!?!
 
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staggerlee41

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Now I'm getting it when using FireFox as well. First time that's happened and it's ONLY happening on MacRumors. Just as @Allyance mentioned I can get everywhere else without a problem with my Mac.
 

HDFan

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Thinking that maybe some of my extensions might be causing the problem I disabled all but 1Password and Evernote. Still happens.
 

arn

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My server guy says this should be fixed.

Let me know if not.
arn
 

sman789

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I was on a ton yesterday evening and didn't have any issues. This morning is smooth as well. Behind a VPN too.
 

Mac'nCheese

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I had the same problem at work for days. Thought it was my work connection, so far, so good, today thankfully.
 
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