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  • dino_russ Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:22 PM (in response to crampy)

    On some of threads and for me it has stopped, anyone else here?  Mine has gone away even on offending websites!

  • navy001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lots of folks are getting this for the past few hours. No one really knows why. I do not use facebook either and all my settings have not changed. Folks have said it's not showing on Chrome, Internet explorer or Firefox - just Safari.

  • Barbara Jay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to crampy)

    My computer stopped  issuing this  prompt too on the sites I visited a while ago that  had it . Looks like someone at Apple  got to the bottom of the  problem

  • electrik Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to crampy)

    I had this exact issue for the last hour or so... On my iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 ... But it has just recently stopped. Weird. (As of 10:26 pacific)

  • jakela Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to mohd hatta)

    same experiene. identical sites. Safari gives the certificate message. Firefox none.

  • growler62000 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to crampy)

    I've been getting this as well. I also do not use facebook & am not on any facebok website.

    Annoying.

     

    My iMac date is correct so that is not the issue.

  • canucksgirl01 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to crampy)

    There is an EASY FIX for this...

     

    Go to:

     

    /Applications/Utilities/KeyChain Access

     

    Select "KeyChain First Aid" from "KeyChain Access" (menu choice)

     

    Make sure the radio button for "Verify" is selected, and then click the "Start" button.

     

    Once completed, it will tell you if any problems were found just above "Verification Completed".

    (In my case "no problems found").

     

    It is not necessary to perform a "repair" if no problems were found, BUT, by doing this, it will STOP the annoying drop down...

     

     

    "Safari can't verify the identity of the website "static.ak.facebook.com"

     

    a248.e.akamai.net ~ GTE CyberTrust Global Root

     

    "This certificate is not valid (host name mismatch)"

     

    FYI: "KeyChain Access" stores info for Certificates. If a "mismatch" occurs, you get a warning. Doing the above "KeyChain First Aid" will verify and correct the problem.

  • navy001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to crampy)

    Just followed your suggestion. No problems found as you said but hit repair just in case. Problem actually ceased prior to following you procedure. Now I know in the future. Thanks!

  • dino_russ Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to crampy)

    Mine had been gone for 30 minutes now, but I also did the keychain repair and found a bunch of permission and other errors it "repaired"

     

    But the fact it hit a bunch of us makes me think it was/is more than this.  Time will tell I guess.

     

    russ

  • canucksgirl01 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:47 PM (in response to navy001)

    You're welcome... I had this before. Its rather annoying. You definitely want to "verify" first and selecting "repair" isn't going to cause any harm because if there is nothing to repair, it won't make any changes; but the process is to correct any problems with certificates (now and in the future).

  • canucksgirl01 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to dino_russ)

    Hey dino_russ,

     

    If you've never gone through the "keychain first aid", it can take a while. The fact that there were errors is likely due to the certificate updates that take place from time to time.

     

    If it eases your mind somewhat, the fact that we all got hit with the same certificate message isn't due to anything malicious (its that a lot of us have the facebook certificate), and the new certificate conflicted with the old. By running the First Aid, it checked the identity and verified it (and all the others). Anything found to be problematic is then resolved with the "repair" function.

  • Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    a lot of us have the facebook certificate

    How do you REMOVE the Facebook certificate? I never use the site.

  • Barbara Jay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How can we explain this for those of us who have never had a Facebook account? I have never had a Facebook account. I read somewhere but never verified it that facebook can collect data from anyone visiting a site with a Facebook icon . Does anyone know if this is a false rumor or a fact?

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