Google AdSense ads trigger certificate errors in IE8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • IE8 just started giving me the "certificate error" bar on all my pages. I don't use or need a certificate, so it took me a while to figure it out:

    When I remove Google AdSense ads from a page, the error is gone, which means that there must be a bug in IE8.

    It can be the result of a recent update, the same pages were fine for many years.

    Not only my pages are affected, YouTube and many other with Google ads produce the same certificate error.

    This is serious stuff, many of us depend on Google ads to pay for server costs, etc. This type of error may scare away visitors, and we cannot really afford to lose traffic and revenue for an IE8 bug.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:04 PM