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Subject: no secure connection
Date Posted: 5/26/2016 10:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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Hoping someone can help.  When I'm browsing in thrift stores and used book stores, I've always used my tbr list to make sure I don't already have the book.  Lately, however, I can rarely do that because I get an error message that says a secure connection can't be established.  I've tried with wifi turned on and with it turned off; doesn't seem to make a difference.  I recently wasted a whole bunch of credits at a ubs buying books I already have.  (Yes, I know.  This means my tbr list is WAY too long.)  Anybody have any idea what's causing this or what I can do about it?  

Lori M. (ripley) - ,
Date Posted: 5/27/2016 12:51 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
Posts: 1,555
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For the past few weeks I couldn't access any of the three sites at all because Safari couldn't make a secure connection with PBS. I contacted the site admin and they told me that they had made security upgrades that were probably causing my version of safari to be incompatible. They suggested a number of things to try and I ended up switching from safari to Firefox and now have no problems.

Date Posted: 5/27/2016 8:30 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2009
Posts: 92
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With my tablet I have to use Google plus and type in the WWW.paperback etc. to log in

Date Posted: 6/2/2016 7:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
Posts: 9,322
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Ginnie, be sure you have the latest version of your operating system and the latest version of your browser.

You can test your browser's security here:

 

http://HowsMySSL.com