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Google Chrome and Safari Certificate insecure

I have had a few issues with certificates over time in Google Chrome and Safari.

NOTE: Firefox and Opera had no such issues. This was truly a Mac OS X Keychain issue that affected both Google Chrome and Safari.

They both trust the Mac OS X Keychain.

OK, so what was this all about. LastPass.com is something that some folks have started using because it just makes life easier. And it has been thoroughly tested by many geeks that I know. So I wanted to test it out as well.

I recently had an issue with LastPass.com’s certificate and it is from a well-known certificate provider. And not one of the less inexpensive ones either.

I searched and got a bunch of possibilities, none of which worked.

I finally went back to Safari to see if they had a way to fix the certificate issue since Google Chrome was a dead end on any possible fix.

Sure enough. There was a way to fix it using Safari. And voila now it works great  in both Safari and Google Chrome. Just have to look at the Certificate and it offers the fix by changing the settings through Safari’s Certificate viewer.

Basically does the same thing as opening the OS X’s Keychain Access in the Utilities folder. I had already tried that earlier several times with password lock open and it even prompted for password, but it didn’t work! And I know that you have to make at least a single change for it to actually fix anything you try to fix in the Keychain Access App. But as I say, it didn’t work.

But doing it through Safari did. Now I can get to LastPass.com with no problems and securely … no more complaining about the certificate that was already working fine in Firefox and Opera.

Even after syncing on iOS with iTunes after fixing it in Safari and Google Chrome, no go on LastPass app working though.

Likely need Premium. And no way to test that, since no trial available like there is on Android Google Play.

Yep. That’s what that was apparently. The Premium LastPass app works fine. Just deleted the iOS 6 LastPass Wallet after it auto populated with the Premium LastPass. I don’t keep any financial stuff in there but for personal prefs for some sites it’s a very nice program. And everything is encrypted and if I lose the password … then it’s my own daggone fault.

I love Google but they are trying my patience

I have always loved Google. But of late they have really tried my patience in regard to several things relayed to privacy and their Google Chrome browser.

The first thing I noticed about Google Chrome was NO Google Chrome for PPC Macs 😦

I really don’t get it. Picassa and Google Chrome do not work on PPC Macs, but Google Earth and Google Notifier do??

I rarely ever run Beta browsers these days with malware so prevalent but, this is just plain mean of Google. They even have multiple ports for Linux and will even run on 10.4 Tiger–but not on PPC??!?

Sheesh!!

The second thing is the Omni address bar. But thankfully you can turn that off. I don’t use the Google Toolbar so I would not want the Omni bar features either and thankfully Google gives you the ability to turn that off in the settings. Course I had to find that out from WindowsSecrets.com through their WindowsSecrets Newsletter. 😉 This week Ian “Gizmo” Richards also talked about the security related sandboxing of individual tabs in Google Chrome and the expanded pool of Extensions.

Of course, there was much more in the Windows Secrets Newsletter … Thank you Brian Livingston and all the writers! I love it!

Google Chrome: Mac OS X Tiger and Windows XP

I get so fed up with the crap with Google and Apple.

OK, where am I coming from?

Let’s go back a bit…

Back in 2001, October 25, 2001, Windows XP came out.

April 29, 2005, Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) came out.

Now it is 2010. Windows XP is nearly 10 years old and Mac OS X Tiger is only 5 years old.

Google comes out with Chrome, and only releases it for Leopard and up and only on Intel Macs which only came out in the Mac world in the last couple years.

But, releases it for a nearly 10 year old Windows XP?!

What the heck is going on here!?!

There are still plenty of PPC Macs out there running Tiger. There is no reason it can’t be ported to PPC Macs … at the very least to Tiger; but if you go by years (nearly 10 years since Windows XP was released), it should actually work on earlier PPC Macs than Tiger.

Google really needs to get their head out of the Intel sandbox and think about their other users. BTW: Google Gears hasn’t been ported either.

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