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Old 12-22-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I was getting this message on chrome every time I tried opening websites... (the picture is attached to this post)

it was not only to spotify but to all pages.

I did some research on this immediately after resetting my router and found out that people only encounter this issue on specific pages and that resetting the router or disconnecting antiviruses were ways to address the issue. I would like to know the reasons behind all this though. People just say that is a chrome thing, but that ain't helpful.


Should I be worried? Who do you think should contact? Was I being attacked?

PS: Some people say that nothing worked for them and that it didn't only happened in Chrome.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:39 PM
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It usually means the site has an expired security certificate.

I'd worry about this warning if it happened on a financial transaction web site or some other place to which I'm sending or viewing very personal information. On a streaming audio service, I'd just click right through it without a second thought.

Or look at it another way... If indeed someone were intercepting the traffic between you and Spotify during this session, what's the worse thing they'd get?

A) The fact that you listened to the latest Nicki Minaj song 6 times last Tuesday?
B) The credit card number you're sending to renew your subscription?
C) The fact that you added 3 Coldplay songs to your playlist?

If the answer is B, you should contact customer support and let them know. Otherwise, just enjoy the music.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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Hi, bo... thanks for the answer

Sadly it was not only happening on spotify but on all pages... (facebook, youtube, chase - the bank, even google search or just about any random page) it was global.

Are there possibilities my computer and activity are being monitored by someone? I know we are all monitored in some way, but right now I feel like someone is "ONTO ME" - that's a bit different.

Gladly the issue is long gone, but I'm still paranoid about this situation.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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Websites use SSL (secure socket layer) to keep any information you enter on their pages private and secure. If you see an SSL error message in Chrome saying "Your connection is not private," it means your Internet connection, or your computer, is stopping Chrome from loading the page securely. Learn about Google Chrome's security settings
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6098869?hl=en
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I was getting this message on chrome every time I tried opening websites... (the picture is attached to this post)

it was not only to spotify but to all pages.
Sometimes this problem is caused by your computer's clock being off time. Make sure that the year, month, day, time, and timezone (very important) are correct.
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