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FIXED: Security Certificate Expired

  1. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    I just got a big red page telling me that the site's security certificate had expired when I clicked on the monthly total for the HubPages Earnings Program on the accounts page.

    XP and Chrome.

  2. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    We're already working on getting that renewed, Will Apse! Thanks for bringing this up. smile

  3. jreitz profile image79
    jreitzposted 4 years ago

    The certificate expired around 4pm PST.  Our new certificate should be issued within the next hour.  Note that these are indications that a website is who it says it is, your account information is still encrypted and secure during this gap.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Over and Above this 'oversight' - there IS a problem with Site Security - equally important that makes accessing confidential account information non advisable Until Fixed...

      I have already advised you guys that for over One Month I have been receiving notice that your Sign In page is NOT Secure as it contains both encrypted and unencrypted content!  sad

      That's a relatively easy fix isn't it? 

      Do you have a Bug or are you actually supporting the collection of our passwords etc by an unknown and undeclared 3rd Party? sad

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I get a similar notice too, whenever I go to log in with Internet Explorer. It says "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire webpage."

  4. Rosie2010 profile image81
    Rosie2010posted 4 years ago

    Whoa!  This security warning was still showing when I tried to log in.  It was scary. 

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7493962.jpg

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just received the same notice when I just signed in. If visitors trying to access Hubpages are seeing this when they try to visit any page at HP, it might deter them from continuing. I know it would me from a site I did not know.

  5. jreitz profile image79
    jreitzposted 4 years ago

    This has now been resolved.  Thank you for your patience.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile Thank You!

    2. janderson99 profile image86
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now could you please fix the traffic stats, which is showing negative values in the 'sources' and which hopefully is the cause of many people complaining that their traffic has been halved!!!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        +1

      2. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Mine was halved a couple of hours ago and stats page lit up with blue arrows like a Christmas tree all at once. About the time I saw the expired certificate page when I signed in. Hope this doesn't end up causing a huge negative effect.

      3. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        + 7

        Other than minus traffic from HP

        All my sub-domain traffic, Google UK, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and Yahoo search - All minus..

        Though I believe our traffic drops also relate to the removal of our Tags.... I thought Security Certs could be paid for and extended at any time Prior To Expiry??

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
          EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Blimey, maybe they got their renewal notice and couldn't afford to pay for the extension?

  6. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    My views are now 1/4 of normal. Lowest ever. What is happening?

  7. jantamaya profile image84
    jantamayaposted 4 years ago

    My views are lowest ever too.... Help!

  8. Reality Bytes profile image95
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    Traffic at an all time low!  Not even 10% of my normal traffic!

    1. christin53 profile image80
      christin53posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My views have been showing the same number for almost 24hrs now and when I checked the traffic sources most of them are in the minus. Something is obviously wrong.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Me, too.  Same number for nearly 24 hours, even though it says it's updating every now and then.

        I don't see any negative numbers, though.

        On the bright side, the number of impressions under earnings, the actual earnings and analytics all say a different story.

  9. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Can I ask how did this happen?

    If I was a new visitor to the site and saw that message I would not return to it.

    Is renewal like one of us forgetting to renew the household insurance? But then surely it cannot be as I get reminders about that weeks in advance and take action on it. Or is it about proving something to some authority to be issued with a certificate?

    What I suppose I am asking is this - we often cannot help but be hit by Google's changes but was this not avoidable?

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image83
      theherbivorehippiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Same questions here.

    2. 2uesday profile image87
      2uesdayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic fell overnight by about 400 views. I think that I will have no way of knowing the true effect of this at least for a couple of days. I will look at my stats. in Google to see if I can glean any more info on what happened.

  10. Azure11 profile image87
    Azure11posted 4 years ago

    I agree with 2uesday, why was this allowed to happen? Just as why was the 4 hour outage allowed to happen a few months ago. This is not rocket science when running a website, and with one as big as this where so many people rely on income from it, I feel it is a really poor show from the top management at Hubpages. If this had happened at my old workplace somebody would have been given a serious talking to and with the outage a full scale investigation would have taken place as to how that could have happened. Not impressed with this apparently lackadaisical attitude from Hubpages.

  11. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago

    This thread has been unstickied.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great minds... you beat me to that...

      Does that mean its content is now of little importance and now irrelevant? smile

      Or - does it mean that there are more appropriate places for it.... you know... like down in the bowels of the pond?  yikes

    2. 2uesday profile image87
      2uesdayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      'unstickied'  I like the word it reminds me of kids with glue pots.

      "Can I be unstickied now, please ?"

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ...lol. It reminds me of Post-it notes. Probably because I've spent too much time working in an office.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's exactly how I see them too.  Post it notes.

  12. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    There are Too Many REAL Issues in this thread (still unanswered) to be Ignored or merely allowed to sink into the sludge at the bottom of the pond.... where small problems fester into bigger problems and unexplained concerns negatively impact on the lives of those who take their positive contribution to the world.... seriously!  sad

    "Bump!"

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