Solved

identity certificate/unknown signature algorithm

Posted on 2001-07-11
3
1,134 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
What does this mean?
The identity certificate uses an unknown signature algorithm.
I never got it before tonight, but it is keeping me from getting into parts of websites.  How do I fix it?
0
Comment
Question by:sorscj
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 6275684
Is this with Netscape, IE, Opera, iCab, OmniWeb?...which? Which sites? What OS version?
0
 

Author Comment

by:sorscj
ID: 6277218
I'm away from home and not operating the was I'm accustomed to.  So I was using MS Internet Explorer 4.5 but had their AOL 5.0 open for Internet access.  It happened at a couple of different sites when I tried to give the requested information on a form.  When I went to the same two sites in AOL I didn't get that message, so I am assuming it was a conflict between Explorer and AOL.
If you could just give me some general info about what the message, or the terms in the message mean, I'd be happy with that.
I'll be away until Tuesday.
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 50 total points
ID: 6278068
Web browsers can use certificates as a form of identification. They are encrypted with an algorithim in order to protect that information during transfer. Otherwise spying eyes could look at it and pretend to be you. This is especially important for online banking sites etc. Aparrently the sites youre trying to hit are using an algorithim that IE 4.5 doesnt recognize. It may work better with IE 5 which would obviously support the current methods.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SonicWALL and Bonjour / Mac devices do not play well together...? 14 98
Receover MAC partician from W8.1 4 72
iOS 9 and TouchID 3 125
Finder searched too broad a disk region 8 69
Even though Mac OS X has been around for many years now, certain well-liked and eminently useful software apps never made the jump from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Ever used Word Perfect for Mac? Version 3.5 was the last version, built for Mac OS 9. Who c…
Apple's Mac OS X has become an official member of the malware club. The Flashback Trojan has affected over half million Macs, worldwide. It is behavior that ultimately gets malware onto a person’s computer. Obsolete or out-of-date software helps…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question