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Chrome 56+

Postby miji2 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:19 pm

On several of my LMDE machines, installing Chrome 56 (or greater) renders all Google domains unusable ("Your connection is not private- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from http://www.google.ca (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_WEAK_SIGNATURE_ALGORITHM") but it seems to work just fine on Windows laptop.

Anyone else seeing the problem on LMDE & Chrome 56+ or is it something particular to my setup?

I know for sure Chrome 55 worked fine and that the current upgrade stops it from working. This seems related to removal of support for SHA-1 certificates (https://threatpost.com/google-removing-sha-1-support-in-chrome-56/122041/). Chromium seems to work it it's an ancient version (31) in the LMDE repositories, so I'd rather not use it. Firefox seems to work fine too.

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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby Habitual » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:29 pm

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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby Pjotr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:34 pm

For what it's worth, because I don't have LMDE: I don't have that problem with Chrome 56.0.2924.87 on Linux Mint 18.1.
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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby Penn » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:45 pm

I am on LMDE but using Chromium 56 instead of Chrome and I'm not getting this issue. See if you are still encountering this problem if you bring 56 back to a point where it thinks it is the first time running Chrome. I'm not sure if Chrome is in the same place but in Chromium it would be in a hidden folder in your home ~/.config/chromium . Either rename chromium (or in your case chrome in a similar folder, maybe ~/.chrome) or move it someplace else like your desktop. If that rectifies the issue you can start putting things back piece by piece until you find the file that is causing it unless you don't mind losing bookmarks other forms of history.

Another thing you can try is creating a new user on LMDE under "Users and Groups" to test Chrome there. If the above doesn't work but the new user does you would have a different type of problem.

If the issue was Chrome and not something about your install I would have expected to hear others with the same issue.

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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby Fred Barclay » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:09 pm

miji2 wrote:Chromium seems to work it it's an ancient version (31) in the LMDE repositories, so I'd rather not use it. Firefox seems to work fine too.

Something's wrong with that. The latest version available should be 56.0.2924.76-1~deb8u1.
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inxi -Fxz
inxi -r


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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby killer de bug » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:13 am

miji2 wrote: ("Your connection is not private- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from http://www.google.ca (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_WEAK_SIGNATURE_ALGORITHM")

You have most likely this error message because you are not using the HTTPS version of the website. Try to connect using https://www.google.ca
I also advise you to install the https_everywhere addon from the EFF. It is available for Chrome as well as Firefox. It forces the https version for a lot of website and helps you to protect your connexion and data.
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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby lupin_85 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:06 am

HI, I have the same problem: I'm not able to navigate through google services while I can connect to this forum (which is https) without problem. In the certificates area I found all certificates not valid (while they were good before update to 56) and I am not able to delete them because the button is grayed. I suppose that once I remove them, they will be renewed automatically once I connect to google services again.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby killer de bug » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:10 am

I ask my question again: when you connect to Google, do you use https? Do you have httpseverywhere?
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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby astral » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:17 am

Hi, I have the same problem using any browser (Vivaldi or Chrome) with Chromium 56+. (No problem with firefox).

I'm on Linux Mint 17.3 xfce.

This is happening only on google sites (google,youtube,gmail, translate etc).

The problem is still there even when using https.

Please, any ideas ?

Thanks

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Re: Chrome 56+

Postby astral » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:21 pm

Ok, I found the solution at least in my case.

I was not performing Level 3 updates up until now.
When I made the Level 3 updates everything returned to normal.

Hope this helps.


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