wrong behaviour after certificate error

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Cagatay, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Cagatay

    Cagatay Guest

    okay, here is a case for you to evaluate:
    - first I'm trying to go to http://webmail.ceng.metu.edu.tr/ , this gives a
    certificate error. okay.
    - then, I erase "ceng" and try to go to http://webmail.metu.edu.tr/ in the
    same tab. now I get a certificate error again. but the page works if I did
    not try going to a page giving a "certificate error".

    this was the bug..
    now the suggestion:
    - I want to be able to accept and go in to that page giving "certificate
    error". I think Internet Explorer 7 should give me the option to choose.
    Without being able to manually accept those certificates, the only option for
    a first time user of that web page is Mozilla Firefox.

    I guess this should help considerably.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Cagatay, Feb 1, 2006
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    David Horton Guest

    I would like to see different handling when there were certificate errors, to
    give a button to allow you to view the questionable certificate, and
    specifically what was found to be wrong. It would need to give this option
    BEFORE having to visit the site and check the certificate from the red
    address bar. (At this point you have already made a connection to the remote
    web server and given away some pieces of information.
    Some typical examples are the site's certificate has expired or they have
    two domains and the certificate is for one. A human should be able to tell if
    the certificate is a forgivable human error, or a dodgy phishing site.
    I have seen this behavious in web browsers in the past, and I thought it was
    IE6. IE7's redirection page that just says don't go there is unhelpful, and I
    think way less secure.
    David Horton, Feb 17, 2008
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