Google SSL Error

Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 With 1 Comment

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I came across a Google SSL error before too but never took it seriously as I thought it may be temporary but since today morning I have been consistently getting this Google Adsense SSL error while I try to open on all 3 major browsers; IE, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Google Chrome describes the problem as:

This is probably not the site you are looking for!
You attempted to reach, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of You should not proceed.

Help me understand
When you connect to a secure website, the server hosting that site presents your browser with something called a “certificate” to verify its identity. This certificate contains identity information, such as the address of the website, which is verified by a third party that your computer trusts. By checking that the address in the certificate matches the address of the website, it is possible to verify that you are securely communicating with the website you intended, and not a third party (such as an attacker on your network).

In this case, the address listed in the certificate does not match the address of the website your browser tried to go to. One possible reason for this is that your communications are being intercepted by an attacker who is presenting a certificate for a different website, which would cause a mismatch. Another possible reason is that the server is set up to return the same certificate for multiple websites, including the one you are attempting to visit, even though that certificate is not valid for all of those websites. Google Chrome can say for sure that you reached, but cannot verify that that is the same site as which you intended to reach. If you proceed, Chrome will not check for any further name mismatches. In general, it is best not to proceed past this point.

Here is the screen shot:

If anyone is aware of the cause or the resolution, please let us know.

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