site problem

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  1. tyranna, Dec 27, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2013

    tyranna macrumors regular

    tyranna

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    #1
    i have a site problem and i don't know how to fix it.

    i've been a long time member, but i don't normally log into the forum as i tend to read via a [non apple] phone. however, i've been persistently presented with a security warning about the site's certificate not matching.

    i've tried, but can't figure out how to create a screen shot, but this is what the warning says:

    ____________________________

    there are problems with the security certificate for this site
    this certificate is not from a trusted authority.

    issued to:
    common name: *.twitter.com
    organization: twitter.com

    issued by:
    common name: geotrust ssl ca
    organization: geotrust, inc.

    validity:
    issued on: 08/27/2013
    expires on: 10/28/2017


    ____________________________


    i also see an intrusive ad that scrolls along as i scan forum listings or threads. sometimes it is a replication of the one across the top, but sometimes it is different, with
    'otterbox ads' being the most common.


    fwiw, i have reset the device and i still have both these issues. (this problem does not occur on the desktop which is an antique apple imac with ad-blocking).


    any advice on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.


    many thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Are you getting cert errors for twitter or MacRumors?

    I've been online all morning and I've not seen any such warnings, plus I've only been accessing the site via http.

    What URL are you using, since certificates are for https
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #3
    It is strange that you are seeing a twitter certificate.

    For mobile ads, if you login the bottom mobile ad will disappear.

    Re the certificate, can you send me a screenshot? arn@normalkid.com

    arn
     
  4. tyranna thread starter macrumors regular

    tyranna

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    #4
    i don't know why i'm getting the errors, but i've been seeing them for a while and they only occur at this site. i am using http://forums.macrumors.com/.

    i am only experiencing this problem at macrumors - it on every single page i try to access. i don't think this matters, but i primarily use the phone for light surfing and never use it to log into any web sites.


    i always see an ad across the top of the page which is not at all bothersome, but in order to get rid of the second 'floating ad', i must log in via the device?


    arn, i don't know how to do a screen shot on the device, but the text i keyed up in the op contains the warning message i am seeing.

    i just checked again with the device and i still see the warning.

    the only difference is that i keyed in the expiration date incorrectly, it should read:

    expires on: 10/28//2017



    many thanks to the both of you!
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #5
    There's an "x" to dismiss the ad too.

    A screenshot would be very helpful in figuring out what is going on.

    What device and browser are you using?

    arn
     
  6. tyranna thread starter macrumors regular

    tyranna

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    #6
    so then i need to actually log in to dismiss the second ad?


    well, i have been trying to figure out how to get a screen shot (tried all the google search responses) and i've had absolutely no joy. it's an older samsung phone, not subject to any further updates and i'm using the on board browser.

    i was hoping that this this problem would result in a simple fix, but i can't even figure out how to get the screen shot you need, or want.


    many thanks for you help, arn.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    shouldn't have to

    Can you take a photo of it with another device?
    Can you try another browser?

    arn
     
  8. tyranna thread starter macrumors regular

    tyranna

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    #8
    actually, i do try to remove the ad box using the 'x', but it disappears very quickly and often end up being redirected to the adverts displayed in the box.

    but here again, i find that i must do this on every page i access at the forum, even when i go 'backwards' in the browser. this method of having to close an ad on every page has become a bit tedious, but perhaps this is the way the site is set up.



    i've already spent a lot of time on this issue over the afternoon and into the evening - i think i'm done with this issue for tonight, but i will try to get an image via camera over the weekend. until then, i can simply visit the site via the desktop.


    also, there's no secondary browser on this device.


    thanks, arn. :)
     
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    arn

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