SSL certificate problem on my E-reader
The SSL certificate problem on a e-reader is a very sensitive but rarely discussed security issue. Fortunately, we take the seriousness of the danger very seriously. That’s why we’ve made the effort to write this article, which we invite you to read to the end. You’ll find some tips and tricks that will help you fix SSL connection errors and continue browsing your e-reader safely.
What is an SSL certificate and what is it used for?
Most e-readers have a built-in browser. The browser communicates with a website server to try to establish a connection to the Internet. In order for this connection to be encrypted and for your browsing to be private, the server of the site you wish to visit must have a security protocol called SSL.
The SSL (secure sockets layer) electronic certificate is therefore a system for authenticating and measuring the vulnerability of Internet sites. It encrypts the information you share with the server of a given website. When its certificate is valid, the site that uses it is reliable. This means that your data cannot be intercepted and decrypted for malicious purposes by cybercriminals.
How do I know if I have an SSL certificate problem on my e-reader?
When you experience an SSL problem on your e-reader, you will receive a message informing you (in essence) that your connection to the site is problematic or that there are privacy risks involved.
An SSL connection problem on a e-reader can also be identified on the left side of your browser. To warn you that the connection is not secure, a crossed-out “HTTPS” or an exclamation point in a triangle will appear in the upper left corner of the browser: the SSL connection error cannot go unnoticed.
Why do I have an SSL certificate problem on my e-reader?
A problem occurs when your browser detects that a website’s server SSL certificate is not valid. This concern about the reliability and authenticity of the SSL certificate can be related to situations such as the site’s server, the server’s certificate chain or the connection to a network.
Facing these scenarios, it would be difficult for you (as a site user), to resolve these SSL connection issues on your e-reader. Fortunately, most SSL certificate error problems are found in electronic media browsers. If this is the case, you will be able to resolve the situation yourself.
How do I fix an SSL certificate problem?
Since there can be as many built-in browsers as there are e-readers, the methods of resolving SSL certificate difficulties can be different from one device to another. That’s why the tips and advice offered here are for illustrative purposes. Without further ado, here’s how to get started.
- Start by updating the browser of your e-reader (if it does not have the latest version).
- Synchronize the device’s internal clock (in case the date and time are not set correctly).
- Clear your browsing data (cache, cookies, cached images and files, etc.).
- Delete your e-reader’s local system SSL list (if it has one).
Note: after each attempt to solve the SSL connection problem on your e-reader, check if you were successful, by trying to reconnect to the site with the problematic SSL certificate.
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SSL certificate problem on my e-reader: what should I do if the situation persists?
Your e-reader has the latest version of its browser, its internal clock is set correctly, etc., and you are still getting this warning about an SSL connection problem on your e-reader? Most likely, the problem lies with the server of the website you are visiting.
However, before you blame the server and get confused about this situation, take a look at the various forums dedicated to e-reader problems. If you can’t find an answer to your concern, contact the administrator of the website you are trying to access. You can also ask a friend who is experienced in Internet connection and security for help.