What the heck is going on??


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Just logged in as usual then this pops up:

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This happened in Chrome as well as in Firefox.... they claim this site has an invalid certificate...

Its the first time this has happened to me.....

Does anyone knows more about that??
 

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Hi Grizzly,

Our site was under attack from idiots posting multiple spams in foreign languages.

Ian has had to increase security to help prevent that.

It may be that increased security that has affected the certificate. We'll have to wait until Ian arrives to confirm.
 
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Thanks for the heads up - it looks like our hosting control panel decided not to renew the SSL certificate overnight. I'm manually doing it now, then looking at the logs to see why it wasn't automatic.
 
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Thanks for the Info. I am relieved it is not something serious. I already thought the site might have been hacked...
 
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The errors that browsers give for expired SSL certificates is pretty dramatic, so I hope it hasn't deterred anyone! The site was still secure, it's just that the SSL cert hadn't renewed when it was meant to.

I've made changes to the renewal process so that it works with our server hardening, but I'm also switching monitoring companies, as the one we are using didn't pick up the SSL certificate problem, which would have meant I could have fixed it asap.
 

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