sondya.boberg
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Google Chrome Issue

Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:59 pm

I can't connect to anywhere on the Internet using Google Chrome because of an error.

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Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.google.com (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). Learn more
NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

www.google.com normally uses encryption to protect your information. When Google Chrome tried to connect to www.google.com this time, the website sent back unusual and incorrect credentials. This may happen when an attacker is trying to pretend to be www.google.com, or a Wi-Fi sign-in screen has interrupted the connection. Your information is still secure because Google Chrome stopped the connection before any data was exchanged.

You cannot visit www.google.com right now because the website uses HSTS. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later.
It was a fresh install of Google Chrome. I'd like to move over to Chromium once it is added to the Software Center, but until this issue is fixed, I won't feel comfortable using it. Can you help me here?
Computer: Dell Inspiron 3250
OS: Solus Budgie
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 @ 3.30 GHz, RAM: 8 GB, GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, HDD: 1 TB

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GreenMartian
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 am

That just looks like a temporary blip when trying to access Google. Maybe just a SSL cert (https) quirk that Chrome is simply alerting (aka: scare) you to. It happens. There's a big push in the browser war relative to encrypted connections and the warnings that the browser triggers.

If you can access Google fine since, you're probably just fine.

On the side, you can also be proactive and add an extension to Chrome to use/prefer https web connections...such as HTTPS Everywhere, or Https by Default.

GM

sondya.boberg
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:31 pm

The problem is that it is not a temporary thing. I've tried it again today, and it still displays the same message. Not only that, everywhere on the Internet has the same problem, not just Google sites. And Firefox (rather, Waterfox, but I'm sure Firefox is the same) works perfectly fine.
Computer: Dell Inspiron 3250
OS: Solus Budgie
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 @ 3.30 GHz, RAM: 8 GB, GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, HDD: 1 TB

sunnyflunk
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:33 am

Do you use a wi-fi connection without a password?

sondya.boberg
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:41 am

I do not. No proxy, a password, and time is set correctly (I saw that all 3 could be issues).
Computer: Dell Inspiron 3250
OS: Solus Budgie
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 @ 3.30 GHz, RAM: 8 GB, GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, HDD: 1 TB

solus123456asdf
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:58 am

that sound like a firewall / man in the middle / dns issue

Can you continue and view the certificate details?

If it's one of those things it will happen in all browsers

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Justin
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:02 am

Is the system up to date?
Is the issue occurring in other browsers (Firefox for instance)?
Does it happen on say the forums here or the main Solus website?

sondya.boberg
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Re: Google Chrome Issue

Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:51 am

Yes, the system is completely up to date. It does not happen in Firefox/Waterfox. It seems to only affect Chrome derivative browsers.
Computer: Dell Inspiron 3250
OS: Solus Budgie
CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 @ 3.30 GHz, RAM: 8 GB, GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, HDD: 1 TB

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