Safari Cannot Establish A Secure Connection Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by beeinformed, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I've been having an issue (on my 2011 macbook air notebook) when using the safari browser to pay for a online supermarket purchase. Since I've got this message "Safari can't establish a secure internet connection" when trying to pay for my purchase, I've been using Google Chrome browser but when I opened this browser recently, it said that it will provide updates/security fixes until April 2016 for current os (10.7.5 version) and that I need to switch to a newer version (10.9)

    I would appreciate any suggestions on how to resolve this issue.
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    What version of OS X and Safari are you using? Most likely, they're just too old to suit that site's requirements.
     
  3. pedrom Suspended

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    I also have a 2011 Macbook Air. You are using an outdated OS, with an outdated Safari version, and Chrome won't support your outdated OS for longer.

    So, you can use Firefox, or do the smart thing that you should have done long ago. If you know how to post on these forums, you know how to update your machine.

    Go to the Mac App Store and install the latest version of your operating system. It's free. There's no excuse and actually it is very irresponsible to do what you are doing. I can help you, but only if you update. Users that don't update their machines for years deserve no help at all, as far as I'm concerned.
     
  4. beeinformed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I was told by an Apple Techican that I do not need to upgrade to a newer OS if my notebook is working fine and other than the issue that I described, it's been working well.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 28, 2016 ---
    Hi,

    I'm using 10.7.5 version of OS X and 6.1.6 version of Safari.
     
  5. pedrom Suspended

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    Yes, if you don't care about newer features, your security and compatibility with anything that demands a bit of security (like the situation mentioned in this thread) you don't need to update to a newer OS at all.

    Keep it up. It's at your responsibility (or lack of).
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    My suggestion is to do yourself the favor and upgrade the O/S.
     
  7. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to engage in a discussion with that Apple technician. "Other than the issue that i described..." Presumably, you asked the question (as you did here) in search of a solution for the issue you described. It's the kind of issue that can't be resolved in any way but to upgrade. So, I don't consider that advice at all - it does not solve the problem.
     
  8. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Try Firefox or Opera for a secure connection. Unfortunately, Apple requires users of older versions of the OS to get support from third parties.
     
  9. pedrom Suspended

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    As they should, specially on machines that are supported. Hopefully they get his/her's Apple ID and ban him/her from buying other Apple products, in the future.

    That machine supports all the way to 10.11, and has a SSD. While everybody can make a case for not being on the latest version, being 4 versions behind is just irresponsible and silly, and there's nothing in Lion that justifies it.

    Just laziness. We are talking about people living under rocks, here. They have no right to complain about anything. Let's just hope he/her doesn't get hacked.
     
  10. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    I disagree
     
  11. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Ban paying customers from purchasing Apple products in the future. Good idea!



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