getting ssl errors with geoplugin

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Apr 10, 2017, 1:43:48 PM4/10/17
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Hi, it seems there might be a problem with geoplugins cert - a recent change in chrome may be blocking the script, see the attachment which shows net::ERR_SSL_OBSOLETE_CIPHER errors. Anyone seen something like this before? Thanks

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Apr 10, 2017, 1:56:00 PM4/10/17
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Hi,

Thanks for raising this - it is in fact not an error with our
certificate, but an "issue" with the cipher used for encryption. In fact
it isn't an issue, but one that recent chrome releases classes as an
issue. We are aware of it but at the moment will not change our cipher
since changing cipher to a more recent one will kill rendering for many
more users than it will fix, simply because older browsers do not
support modern ciphers.

It's a case of "damned if you do, damned if you don't". As a provider of
services, we have to look toward what the majority of users want, and in
our client-server (json/javascript) logs, there are many more users on
old browsers than on modern chrome showing the issue. Thus, we cannot
change as it will kill SSL for the majority.

Sorry this doesn't help your case though, but we cannot simply make
sweeping changes without much thought, since we could cause more
problems than a "solution" fixes.

Kind regards,
Andy
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Sep 20, 2017, 8:02:48 AM9/20/17
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Any update on this? With Google announcing that it's going to start displaying "not secure" on people's websites who do not have an https website starting in October, more and more will be making the switch. Would like a solution to continue using your plugin. Let us know.

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Sep 20, 2017, 8:06:58 AM9/20/17
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The insecure ciphers (principally 3DES) have been removed from the SSL
web service preventing this error
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