Firefox suddenly says AOL Mail doesn't have valid security.

January 13, 2012 at 07:33:56
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
On our home desktop we use firefox. My parents are the only ones who use it and they are too stubborn to try and switch browsers. They both use AOL for email, again too stubborn to switch to another site. Yesterday Firefox began reporting that AOL mail doesn't have a valid security certificate. I am able to access AOL Mail on my laptop using chrome. Is this a bug with Firefox? Could it somehow only be linking to a phishing site? It also provides an option to make an exception for security. Would you advise doing this?

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January 13, 2012 at 11:24:14
If it was a phishing site, Firefox would warn you with a big red rectangle in the middle of the screen (provided you're using the latest version). If you aren't getting that, it's not a phishing or fake website.

Expired or invalid certiificates are a different thing entirely, nothing to do with phishing or fake pages.

Make sure the latest version of Firefox is installed (currently version 9.0.1:

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