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10 April 2012, 16:42

Google fixes SSL certificate bug in Chrome

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Google has fixed a problem in Chrome for Windows that had led recent versions of the browser to falsely warn users of invalid SSL certificates on sites which actually have valid certificate chains. Users running Chrome from the various channels (Stable, Beta, Dev) should already have received the update which the company shipped on Monday and which appears to resolve the issue.

Users had started reporting the bug back in March when development versions of Chrome began to claim invalid SSL certificates for many sites, including and Facebook. The issue appeared to spread to the other releases of Chrome as time went on.

According to the Chrome developers' announcement on the Chrome releases blog, the fix may have the unwanted side effect of re-surfacing another problem that causes some systems with some hybrid Intel or AMD graphics cards to show a black screen under certain conditions when accelerated compositing is enabled. This graphics issue is still being worked on.

The developers have also reminded users that if they are still experiencing random SSL certificate warnings, they should ensure that they have restarted the browser to allow updates that were automatically downloaded to be installed.


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