Re: Security Alert Question

From: Phyllis (
Date: 08/16/05

Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:49:42 -0500

I just heard back from my internet provider and they informed me that "Our
email servers were experiencing problems, but everything should be resolved
now." Seems that they could have informed their customers of that before we
all worried ourselves silly trying to fix the problem.

"Phyllis" <> wrote in message
>I reset my wireless router and seems to have fixed the problem. At least,
>when I opened OE I didn't get the security warning. Thanks for your help,
>I should have thought of resetting the router.
> "Phil Weldon" <> wrote in message
> news:JvpMe.6221$
>> 'Phyllis' wrote, in part:
>> | I have cable connection through a wireless router. The thing is
>> nothing has
>> | changed, I have had the same wireless setup for over a year and the
>> same
>> | cable connection for several years.
>> _____
>> What you report is almost assuredly NOT a virus problem.
>> Your ISP support people should be able to walk you through any necessary
>> corrections, especially if you have obtained your wireless router through
>> the ISP. If you have a good ISP, they should be able to resolve the
>> problem while you are on the phone (some ISPs have a special purpose
>> 'instant message' dialogue which can be a lot quicker than phone contact.
>> Just guessing, but your wireless router contains a DHCP server (Dynamic
>> Host Configuration Protocol server - sounds big, but it's just a chip in
>> the box in this case) that leases an IP address to your computer and for
>> some reason that lease has not been renewed and has expired. Your
>> wireless router manual should give some idea of how to proceed. It could
>> be as simple as resetting the wireless router (don't try this without the
>> manual or help from the ISP because this suggestion is just a guess. An
>> additional guess - the constant security updates from Microsoft add
>> detection of vulnerabilites and warn when POSSIBLE security problems are
>> found - POSSIBLE problems that previously did not result in a warning.
>> It would be real nice if you would post any resolution to the problem to
>> this thread.
>> Phil Weldon
>> "Phyllis" <> wrote in message
>> news:%23N2PaIooFHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>I have cable connection through a wireless router. The thing is nothing
>>>has changed, I have had the same wireless setup for over a year and the
>>>same cable connection for several years.
>>> "Phil Weldon" <> wrote in message
>>> news:LfoMe.7592$
>>>> First, how are you connected to the internet?
>>>> Phil Weldon
>>>> "Phyllis" <> wrote in message
>>>> news:uRkAEvnoFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>I don't know if this is the proper newsgroup for this problem but it is
>>>>>security related. For the last two days when I open Outlook Express I
>>>>>get the following security alert:
>>>>> Internet Security Warning!
>>>>> The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that
>>>>> could not be verified.
>>>>> A required certificate is not within its validity period when
>>>>> verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the
>>>>> original file.
>>>>> Do you want to continue using the server? Yes No
>>>>> Why would this suddenly start doing this? When I click yes, it goes
>>>>> ahead and downloads my e-mail messages and acts fine, but it makes me
>>>>> wonder if I am opening the door to something. Thank you in advance
>>>>> for your help.