Whenever you attempt to visit a website with an invalid security certificate, you may 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.
Note: If this warning is occurring for many websites you visit, be sure that the time is set correctly on your device.
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
- Click a blank section of the denial page.
- Using your keyboard, type
thisisunsafe. This will add the website to a safe list, where you should not be prompted again.
Strange steps, but it surely works!
Option 3 – Allow Invalid Certs from Localhost
This option will only work for requests to localhost over HTTP.
- In the Chrome address bar, type “
- Select the “Enable” link.
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.
Udara Dhananjaya says
Option 2 is awesome.
Fay Khname says
can’t believe option 2 worked lmfao. thanks much
Option 2 is awesome! Like someone mentioned… a Nintendo cheat code!
I didn’t believe that would work.
Amazing .. Thank you
wow.. option 2 is the best. Its like an old Nintendo secret key combo to unlock something lol
WHAT! I can’t get over the second method! That’s a veritable cheat code!
OMG I can’t believe it! Thank you! You saved a big job!
Nothing helped, since I found here option 2 . Unbelievable!
Laba Vasilka says
Attackers might be trying to steal your information
Google: WE WANT to be the only ones doing that.
Sick, disgusting, hypocrite nazis company.
Michael Rhodes says
If you are suddenly experiencing the unsafe connection notice on many sites that your normally visit, then your computer or network connection might actually be compromised and you should have them checked out. The unsafe connection notice is typically something that happens when a given site falls behind on maintenance, not something that happens to most or all web sites simultaneously. Proceed with caution.
Amazing, option 2 works like a charm. Thank you!
Wee Doreen says
Thanks very much. Option #1 worked perfectly for me.
Option # 2 is amazing. It worked like a magic.
Wow!! # 2 work!!! Could not belive it! THANK U SO MUCH!! At least it makes it a bit less annoying to go to a webpage.
Giang Nam says
Amazing! The Option 2 works magically.
#2 worked, but as someone else said here:
“Guys who can’t believe option 2 works…all you have to do is just click on either sides of white blank areas left or right and blindly type thisisunsafe and then press enter (or not)”
THANKS IT DOES WORK! This was so damn annoying. wonder how long I have to blindly type thisisunsafe to access, around 50% of sites I want to visit!
I have another problem different from this one
I am trying to open a website called “Myabanonware” this website gives me connection insecured and CAN”T REACH THE PAGE error message which none of the options above works with it
can y’all find a fix for that, i used to open this website before october with no problems
Guys who can’t believe option 2 works…
all you have to do is just click on either sides of white blank areas left or right and blindly type thisisunsafe
and then press enter (or not)
This worked and was straight to the point thanks!!
Option 2 did not work for me, now I get a different looking screen saying the same damn thing!!! grrrr
Martin S says
Anyone running old hardware will have noticed that web pages that used to load ok do not from 1st October 2021. I run a Mac on Yosemite and had this which has been driving me nuts. Installed El Capitan thinking it was a Chrome issue……it’s not.
If you Google “DST ROOT CA X3” you will find the answer. I am really surprised that there hasn’t been more said about this. You will find the companies such as eBay, Amazon etc will be ok as I think they use a different certification system.
Your hardware isn’t broken. Your software hasn’t been compromised……..it’s old but not obsolete.
I don’t know why this has suddenly started happening for me, but it is getting really annoying, as around 50% of the websites I now go to come up with this message. I am being blocked from around 50% of the internet with this stupid message.
I tried all sorts of websites for answers. Most of them said to clear the cache, etc. NONE of them worked.
Option 2 here is the only fix I have come across.
(Is there a way to actually stop this message from appearing, as I need to do option 2 every time I get the message). It works, but I wish it would actually stop it from happening every time.
Elyssa @thesaylifecoach says
WOW. Thanks so much! Not sure what happened, but earlier this week, websites that I visited all the time were randomly deemed “unsafe.” Like important websites I need to visit–even my own website I needed to edit. However, #2 worked great! Thank you!
Great! Option 2 is magic!
Super funny! I agree, typing in “thisisunsafe” does work. Funny that they hid it behind such a weird “secret code” type interface instead of a normal UI, but it does work, at least for now. (I just visited a site I trust completely, that apparently let their cert expire yesterday. I’m sure they’ll fix it soon, and it clearly doesn’t mean they were compromised, especially given I’m not sending them any secure data anyway!)
Option 2 worked for me thanks on a Mac running El Capitan (for legacy software). A bunch of websites that previously were fine (and still are in Firefox) suddenly came up invalid September 2021. There may be some inconsistency with the SSL / TS set up but they are not invalid sites – one a government site.
I would assume this hidden ‘feature’ is something the developers have invoked to help themselves out of an over zealous Chrome reaction.
Not sure why, but option 2 worked. Super bizarre, but I’ll take it. Thank you!!!
Note for option 2, there will not be any text input visible, just click the background and hit the keys on the keyboard in a timely fashion, then it will work.
I used the terminal option and now am in more trouble with NotFound when I click on the link! Tried the thisisunsafe and that didn’t work. Now I’m afraid to try Option 3 because “Note: Only perform these steps if you’re sure of what you’re doing . . .” which obviously, I don’t!
Thank you so much!!
Option 2 works like a charm!! Cheers!
This works great. Very straight forward, doesn’t require much reading. Great work.
Thank you so much. I’ve been banging my head against the wall for days and it’s finally fixed. No. 2 worked like a charm. Some kind of black magic ha ha
Oh por Dios, después de tanto buscar, la OPCIÓN 2 me funcionó de maravilla
¿Alguien puede decirme por qué?
Son unos cracks, estoy eternamente agradecida :)
Oh my God, after so much searching, OPTION 2 worked great for me.
Can someone tell me why?
It’s cracks, I’m eternally grateful :)
Kirk Bastek says
The this is unsafe really works!!!
option 2 is one like the cheat codes in year 2000 games :D
Until about a week ago, I always saw the option to proceed anyway, always. I went away for a week and came back and for the exact same website, the option is no longer there…not in chrome, firefox, or edge.
Can anyone explain why that would change?
The above trick #2 worked, thank goodness!!
with option 2 i felt like hacked the nasa HAHAHA
Doug V says
None of the steps worked for me. The only thing that works is using a different browser.
Option 2 is so cool!
Right click, select inspect element
click on console tab
Copy paste :- sendCommand(SecurityInterstitialCommandId.CMD_PROCEED) press Enter
Boom! it should load the page :)
3rd is proper and saved me day thanks man
Option 2 totally makes sense..
Developer tool.. but reminds you as you do it that IT IS UNSAFE to do.
so whatever you are doing “thisisunsafe”
kinda clever to not make it a habit.
oh no. still doesn’t work for me
Mark Davison says
WHY DOES OPTION 2 WORK, my mind is blown
wtf…. option 2 worked. How can this be? ^^
Option 2 worked for me. How? Why?
Option 2 – makes no sense but it works!
Cindy Backstein says
option 1 does not produce a Proceed to Link option!
option 2 its AMAZING
#2 worked for me….unreal
None of them work !
Opt 1. There is no proceed anyway.
Opt 2 Clicking (either left or right click) on a blank space doesn’t allow me to type !
Opt 3 Clicking the Enable link and relaunching, same problem…
I can’t believe option 2 worked. Thanks so much!
Thank you, you saved my life :)