Updated SSL codes

GaryTaig taig at melbpc.org.au
Tue Nov 18 13:18:43 UTC 2014

On 18/11/14 04:23, Nils Kassube wrote:

> GaryT wrote:
>> Does anyone know how/from where I can upgrade my SSL codes on FireFox
>> (v20) without having to completely reinstall it?
>> Most web sites apparently have new security codes and my SSL is now
>> out of date.  The following message comes up every time.  It's
>> annoying to say the least.

> I think it looks more like firefox demands more secure algorithms than
> the website offers. To me this looks like a firefox error message:

Nils, I mentioned this to a computer shop owner a few days ago and he 
suggested it had to do with an increase in security levels. He had given 
new codes for his web site some days earlier and when I read the message 
to him over the phone his opinion was that the message was  associated 
with that increased security.

It sounded right also, because one of the blocks I've encountered was 
Telstra - never had a problem in the past.  Another was Paypal, I've 
never has any issues with PayPal but several days ago I was blocked from 
going to the PayPal site.

But you are right, it definitely is a FireFox message. It's FF telling 
me it cannot connect. I concluded FF really did need new security codes.
The computer shop fellow suggested reinstall the latest FFox. No time 
for that at present.

>> Secure Connection Failed
>> An error occurred during a connection to www.xxxxxxxx.com.
>> Cannot communicate securely with peer:
>> 	   no common encryption algorithm(s).
>>         (Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)
>> The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the
>> authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
>> Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
>> Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this
>> broken site.
> Especially the last paragraph talks about the help menu which wouldn't
> make sense if the error comes from the web site - after all they can't
> know if there is something in the manual.
> Nils

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