Many have come across the message “Your Connection is not private,” especially in Google Chrome or Firefox above version 52.
There are two situations that can occur this message under normal, say …
The privacy error that causes this message has to do with raising the security level of the Internet as a whole.
Developers, primarily Google, and Mozilla (Firefox) has been implementing security rules that have been around for some time.
With this your Internet should be more secure.
Why does not the Connection error appear private?
HTTPS not only encrypts the connection between the browser and the server; It also certifies that we are connecting to the real page, and not to a false version.
Of course, that means that the website itself can not certify who it claims to be; We need a third party, who is reliable and who tells us that, in effect, we are visiting the appropriate page.
This task usually falls to the various certifiers that exist on the Internet; mainly companies and security organizations that verify the identity and the websites that ask for certificates.
Symantec is one of those companies that issue certificates that are accepted by browsers; but as of October 16, Chrome will no longer trust the old certificates issued by Symantec.
That means that if we enter a web page certified by Symantec, we will see an error message; we will be notified that the connection is not private.E
ven if you use HTTPS, and that it is possible that there are attackers who are stealing our information. It is, therefore, very serious.
The origin of this problem is in the last year when Google accused Symantec of issuing incorrect and deceptive certificates.
He even accused her of allowing untrustworthy organizations to issue their own certificates without supervision. Based on all this.
Google has decided not to continue relying on Symantec certificates; because of the possibility that certificates have been created for unreliable websites.
There are still many pages that continue to use Symantec certificates; it is estimated that more than 1,000 pages of the million most viewed websites use these certificates.
Among these are official pages of companies and governments; As of October 16, with the release of Chrome 70, these pages will show an error.
As stated above, there are two situations.
Date and time
If your computer’s date and time are wrong, it will display this message because the browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) can not obtain the valid date certificate.
So, to solve this, it’s quick: Set the date and time of your computer
Site security certificate
In other cases, the site does not have a valid security certificate. This is what we now know as SSL.
This certificate confirms that the communication between you and the site you are accessing is real, valid, and encrypted.
This prevents for example, some virus that modifies your internet settings and redirects you to a “fake” site in order to capture your information such as password, email, or data in general.
But, this message, as I said, is in relation to the security of the site you are accessing. He probably does not have https in front of his address.
In this site, for example, you can see in green the https, informing that the certificate is valid, and below is when we click padlock, shows the details of the connection.
This way you know that this connection between you and the site is private and secure.
But it turns out that some websites, mainly some government websites have not yet implemented their respective security certificates, which makes the connection NOT look private.
And this is not something you can solve. This depends on the developers implementing on their sites.
How to fix or “dribble” this problem?
Well, as we explained, in case your date and time are wrong, just access your Clock in the lower right corner of the screen and arrange the Date / Time.
In the case of sites without certificates, there is a solution for you to get through this message and access the site, but before there are factors to consider?
- Make sure your site is actually this if it is not a “fake” website,
- Do not rely on sites without the security certificate
- Never put passwords and credit cards on these sites
Note: The only caveat is the government sites because as explained they do not yet have the security feature, so if you do not put the password, it will not access at all. In this case, you have to enter the password
In the most common sites we encounter this error but, from the point that you know the site, trust the content and have (or want) to access anyway, do the following:
- Click the Advanced link at the bottom. Note that Google is warning you about security, but at no time will it block your access.
- When you click the advanced button, a screen immediately opens below and allows you to click Go to www.receita.fazenda.gov.br (not secure).
- There you go, no problem at all. The address will continue to state that the site is not secure, but you can still access it anyway.
Now, if you do not know the site, the story is quite different. It is not worth risking your personal information, such as logins, passwords or credit cards – it is with the site owner to better ensure the security of your domain.