Whenever I login to my Yahoo Mail or Google using Google Chrome, I get a warning that says:
Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information… NET::ER_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
There are some instances when this warning appears and there is nothing to worry about. Here’s how you can handle the issue like I do.
Option 1 – Simply Proceed
If Chrome says the security certificate is from the same domain you are attempting to login to, it is likely there is nothing to worry about when this warning appears.
- To proceed, simply choose the “Advanced” link, then choose “Proceed to <link> (unsafe)“.
Option 2 – Prevent Warning
Note: Google removed this option in version 45.0.2454.99 of Chrome.
- In the address bar, type “chrome://flags” then press “Enter“.
- Scroll down towards the bottom where it says “Remember decisions to proceed through SSL errors for a specified length of time.“
- Set the dropdown menu to “Remember for three months” or any other desired setting.
- Now the next time you receive the “Your connection is not private error“, select “Advanced” > “Proceed to <link> (unsafe)“, and you won’t be bothered with the message again for three months (or whatever you chose in step 3).”
Note: Only perform these steps if you’re sure of what you’re doing and are sure that there is no attempt to compromise your connection.