Firefox 3.0 and the scary certificate page of death

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If you have downloaded the latest Firefox 3.0, you are probably loving it and very impressed with the new features.

Here is just one word of caution. In the past, if an SSL certificate was expired, not verified, or not recognized, Firefox would initiate a pop-up window telling you this. Now, it takes you to a very scary error page that, if you are like many Americans who don’t bother to read such pages, will make you think the page could not be reached.

In order to view the page (and there are many self-signed certificate pages that you will want to view), you’ll need to add an exception by clicking the “add exception” button at the bottom. The next time you visit the page, you will have no problems.

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