Problems with security certificate

 dvm -
Not a question but an answer! I couldn't access my internet bank because of a Security Certificate problem. A piece of bum coding in an Excel macro changed the system date to 2012! My bank's security certificate wasn't valid for 2012, and so I was refused access!! Corrected the system date and all was OK again. One would have thought that the security system shouldn't depend on the date set in the user's computer!

David Robinson
January 4th 2011

2 replies


Thanks for sharing your experience its highly appreciated.

Thank you. I was using an old laptop we had lying around and every site was coming up with a problem..When I read your comment I realize that when I first turned the computer on a few days ago it did warn me that the date and time were wrong but I did not think it matter. I changed the date and time and it's ok now..thanks again