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:
Check the Web site address to make sure you are not on a phishing site. For example, instead of yahoo.com
you entered yah00.com, which could be a phishing site to steal your private data.
Continue to let IE 8 going to the Web site's first page. But do not click anything on the page,
and do not enter data on the page.
Ask IE 8 to show the certificate of the Web site and resolve the problem.
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:
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.