Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

This section provides a tutorial example showing that IE 8 displays a Certificate Error icon next to the Web site address if you continue to use a web site that failed with during the certificate validation process.

What should you do when IE 8 tells you that "There is a problem with this website's security certificate"? My suggestions is:

Here is what I did when I see the certificate error page on https://login.yahoo.com:

1. Open IE 8 to visit to https://login.yahoo.com again and wait for the certificate error page.

2. Click the link "Continue to this website (not recommended)". IE 8 displays the login page with a warning color in the address area and a "Certificate Error" icon next to the address:

Certificate Error on IE 8
IE 8 Showing Certificate Error

At this point, you should stop using login page and click the "Certificate Error" icon to investigate the error as shown in the next tutorial.

But if you trust yahoo.com, you can still continue to use site. IE 8 failed to authenticate the identity of login.yahoo.com, but it will continue to use the certificate to encrypt data sent and received from the server.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

 Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

 References

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