Solved NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY FF 78

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Hi!!

Since yesterday night, I can't browse internet with my firefox (such as www.google.con, refer to error message down below). Fortunately, I can still visit very few pages such as https://forums.freebsd.org/, but there is warming tell that "Connection not secure this page uses weak encryption".

Yesterday, I tried to install RStudio-1.3.959 (using PKG). I am not sure if there is a link, nothing else visible happened. I was even watching a video on youtube during the installation process.

Firefox version : 78.0.2 (64-bit)
FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE r354233 GENERIC amd64

Thanks for your help and advise.

Error message:
Your connection is not secure

The website tried to negotiate an inadequate level of security.

www.google.com uses security technology that is outdated and vulnerable to attack. An attacker could easily reveal information which you thought to be safe. The website administrator will need to fix the server first before you can visit the site.

Error code: NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY
 
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Hi,
Good news, % pkg upgrade fixed my problem.... (139 package(s) will be affected). My install was fairly new, and it was the 1st time I run a upgrade.
Now, everything works fine!!!
 

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Oddly enough, I had this happen the other day, after upgrading firefox. I posted on a 3 year old thread, figuring it might help someone else as it was one of the few results from a search engine.


Apparently the issue is making sure your nss packages (ca_root_nss and nss) are upgraded. In my case, I'd upgraded ca_root_nss but not nss. Upgrading it is what fixed the problem for me. There's another workaround mentioned in the old thread about disabling http2.spdy, but I would say save that as a last resort.
 
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