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LinkedIn Certificate Expired

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For all you LinkedIn users, have you noticed that you can’t login or re-authenticate? This is because the Security Certificate expired today.

http://www.linkedin.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 06/07/2008 08:53.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

It’s easy to call the guys from LinkedIn, which has Got A Billion Dollar Valuation and collected 53 million in the last round of funding, stupid.

This is a business risk, to mitigate this a simple calender item could be created which alerts at least a week before expiration. Naturally it would be better to have your own PKI system with which you could easily create a new certificate rather than rely on an external vendor for new certificate creation. Although some provide the facility to create a new certificate online. To have anything expire on any day other than Mon-Thu, preferably round 12pm localtime is really really bad management.

Naughty LinkedIn!

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 6, 2008 at 10:38 am

8 Responses

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  1. In the words of the great Australian icon, Kylie Mole:

    “How embarrassment!”

    Dale

    July 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

  2. 13th June , Still Same error

    Sudhir Mangla

    July 13, 2008 at 2:22 pm

  3. Nope, works fine for me…

    webhat

    July 13, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  4. change ur computer date or time

    year 2008!!! dats It…..

    sahil

    September 5, 2008 at 7:56 am

  5. It’s always funny when somebody suggests circumvent an issue by compromising their own security and privacy.

    webhat

    September 6, 2008 at 8:19 pm

  6. Guess what, it’s expired again this year. I wish they’d prepare – they just had a year to prepare for this!

    Ali

    July 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  7. […] Again! #linkedin By webhat You would not believe it, last year today I wrote the article: LinkedIn Certificate Expired. And today it happened again, this time it’s not in a weekend. http://www.linkedin.com uses an […]

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