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Old 09-18-2016, 01:14 AM
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I keep getting a pop up message that says this site doesn't have a valid certificate, and at the same time, my keyboard freezes and I can't enter words. What's going on?
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:25 AM
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As far as I know, wordtwist doesn't use a secured site, so I don't know why certificates would even apply. (Make sure you didn't enter the address as https://wordtwist.org or something.) What OS & browser do you use?
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:31 AM
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I use Windows 10 and IE. I've tried Chrome but didn't like it.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:31 AM
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I don't know if that helps me or not. (I don't use either.) However, as I said before, wordtwist should be an unsecured site, so it shouldn't complain about certificates. I did try entering https://www.wordtwist.org in my IE, and it complained about the certificate, but took me there (after I clicked the appropriate box). Using http rather than https, things seem fine. If you're definitely using http, but still get that, I'm at a loss.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:05 AM
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I'm using just http, without the s. The message I get says "Security alert: The identity of this web site or the integrity of the connection cannot be verified. The security certificate is from a trusted certifying authority. The security certificate data is valid. The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site. Do you want to proceed?"
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:32 AM
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Hell if I know. I was able to get the same popup window with IE, but only using the https address. (Even then, I could make it go away & type normally without a freeze. I assume that's kind of a separate issue.) Anyway, I guess the main question is why your system insists on treating it like a secured site. (If you had some kind of setting to redirect you even when you type it in right, you'd still see that "s" in the location bar, I assume.) I like puzzles (or I wouldn't be playing wordtwist), but this has me stumped. I hope someone else has a clue.

You could always try the other recommended fixes for certificate errors, like making sure your system clock is OK or resetting IE, but I get the feeling those aren't really applicable. (Updating IE may be an option, especially since that's what controls certificates in Windows, I think. Maybe it will do something?)
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:03 AM
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I'm using just http, without the s. The message I get says "Security alert: The identity of this web site or the integrity of the connection cannot be verified. The security certificate is from a trusted certifying authority. The security certificate data is valid. The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site. Do you want to proceed?"
Forgive me if this is stating the obvious:

When you see the "do you want to proceed?" box, do you click "yes" and then "continue"? That should free up the keyboard, unless your cursor also gets frozen.

The oversensitivity (in my opinion) of both IE and MS Edge to security certificate accuracy, is one of the reasons I don't like to use either of those browsers.

Another thing you could try is to tell whatever AV program you have (Windows 10 has a self-contained AV, Windows Defender, even if you didn't install an additional AV) that www.wordtwist.org is a safe site that does not need to be checked.

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