Fixing Untrusted Connection Problem Resulting from avast! Antivirus

As soon as I installed the new version of the avast! antivirus on my Windows 8.1 PC, I started to have a strange problem. I could no longer access any of the websites over the HTTPS protocol. Trying to access even the known secure sites like Google and Yahoo showed me expired or invalid certificate errors. Assuming it Read More …

How to Disable SSL 3.0 in Microsoft Internet Explorer

The recent discovery of the “Poodle” vulnerability in the decades old implementation of the SSL 3.0 cryptographic protocol has taken the security researchers by surprise. The SSL (secure sockets layer) protocol is used for transferring the data between your web browser and the web servers securely over an encrypted connection. Usually such encrypted connections are used for Read More …