when I connect to https://secureads.ft.com/js.ng/ I get a weird alert talking about encryption algorithms
The Alert dialog: Firefox and secureads.ft.com cannot communicate securely because they have no common encryption algorithms. is correct. secureads.ft.com only supports weak SSL cipher suites (the "encryption algorithms" in the Alert dialog). Please enter "about:config" in the location bar of the browser and see if you have the following two preferences: security.ssl3.rsa_rc2_40_md5 security.ssl3.rsa_rc4_40_md5 If the preferences are listed, set their values to true. But we should ask the administrator of secureads.ft.com to upgrade to a web server that supports strong SSL cipher suites.
Henrik, I forgot to mention that we recently disabled weak SSL cipher suites. I'm not sure if they can still be enabled via about:config.
> I'm not sure if they can still be enabled via about:config. Yes they can, we only disabled them by default, but the prefs are still there.
12 years ago
I sent a message to the webmaster of that site. closing bug as invalid
We have a "SSL2 hall of shame" bug, listing sites that don't work with FF because they use SSL2 only. Now, methinks we need a "40-bit hall of shame" bug, to list SSL servers of all sorts (https, imaps, ldaps, pop3s, etc.) that server only 40-bit ciphers, and therefore do not work with FF/TB/SM.