I'm using W-10 with Edge, protected by Norton. No issue.
I just looked with Windows 10 with the Edge browser. Go to:
You should see an error message that reads: "This site is not secure. This might mean that someoneís trying to fool you or steal any info you send to the server. You should close this site immediately."
-> Do what they say. Don't continue.
I just logged into the forum with Microsoft Edge and get the same error message. Bitdefender Total Security is issuing the message.
Suspicious connection blocked
Online Threat Prevention
MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an unmatching security certificate to www.vbtoucan.com. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since the used certificate was issued for a different web address than the targeted
You are getting the warning because there is a problem on the WoodworkingTalk website, which is bringing in content from VBToucan. The VBToucan server is misconfigured. It presents a certificate for a secure connection, but the certificate is the wrong one, and your software is doing its job and detecting the error.
As I said above, the certificate for the vbtoucan.com website is for "email.gcpdev.hystersisters.com", issued by Let's Encrypt, which is a free certificate authority service. We already learned from @admin
that "VBToucan is us." As far as I can tell, nothing has changed at VBToucan since my previous post.
The fixes are simple, but must be done by the WoodworkingTalk admins
1. WoodworkingTalk could stop driving connections to VBToucan for whatever content it gets from there. Are they ads?
2. WoodworkingTalk could drive connections to the VBToucan server under a different name that presents the correct matching certificate. The host server "email.gcpdev.hystersisters.com" has the same IP address as "vbtoucan.com". Could it be as simple (and ugly!) as that?
3. VBToucan could replace its certificate with one that matches the VBToucan.com name. If VBToucan masquerades as multiple websites, then it needs to present the correct VBToucan certificate (and use the corresponding private key) for this use.
Note: One "fix" that WILL NOT WORK would be to change the connection to VBToucan so that it uses HTTP instead of HTTPS. Doing so would break other aspects of WoodworkingTalk. If VBToucan content is absolutely necessary for WoodworkingTalk under the vbtoucan.com name, then the certificate must be replaced or fixed.
I know some technical tricks that would hide the issue for a given personal computer, but the proper fix should be done by the admins at the WoodworkingTalk server, which would apply to everyone.