Altmetric, a company
founded by Euan Adie in 2011, provides a website where one can look up
information on references to journal articles published online from other
online sources, such as references to an article from
etc., which will provide you with information
on how widely cited the online research may be. To easily access
the information, you need to install the Altmetric bookmarklet.
Firefox on a
Linux system running CentOS 7 to version 52.8.0-1 with yum upgrade
firefox. When I opened Firefox afterwards and put google.com in the
address bar, I saw the message below:
Your connection is not secure
The website tried to negotiate an inadequate level of security.
uses security technology that is outdated and vulnerable to attack.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
When I went to another site, wikipedia.org, using
HTTPS, I saw
the same message. I checked to ensure that the web browser wasn't configured to
use a proxy by clicking on the icon with the three horizontal bars at the top,
right-hand side of the browser window and selecting Preferences, then
Advanced, then Network, then Settings. The setting
was "No proxy." I then right-clicked on the "Your connection is not secure"
page and chose View Page Info. When I clicked on the Security
tab, I saw the "Owner" value listed as "This website does not supply
ownership information." In the Technical Details section, I saw "Connection
Not Encrypted" and "The website www.google.com does not support encryption
for the page you are viewing," even though the URL listed was
Put chrome://settings/siteData in the Chrome address bar
where you normally place URLs which will show you a list of all the cookies stored
on the system.
In the "Search cookies" field, type the relevant domain name, e.g.,
mattel.com; you will then see only the cookies for that particular domain.
Click on "REMOVE ALL SHOWN" to remove all of the cookies for the domain. You
will then be warned "This will delete any data stored on your device for all
the sites shown. Do you want to continue?" Click on the "CLEAR ALL" button
to delete all of the cookies for the domain.
You can also go directly to the list of all the cookies associated with
a particular domain by putting chrome://settings/cookies/detail?site=
followed by the domain name in the address bar, e.g.,
You can then click on "REMOVE ALL" to delete all of the listed cookies for
Tested with Google Chrome Version 62.0.3202.89 (Official Build) (32-bit)
on a system running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional.
If you wish to use the Chromium browser on a
Linux system, you can install it by running the command
yum install chromium from the root account. You can check if
it is already installed on a CentOS system with rpm -qi chromium.
$ rpm -qi chromium
Name : chromium
Version : 60.0.3112.113
Release : 2.el7
Install Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 10:35:46 AM EDT
Group : Unspecified
Size : 106438445
License : BSD and LGPLv2+ and ASL 2.0 and IJG and MIT and GPLv2+ and ISC and OpenSSL and (MPLv1.1 or GPLv2 or LGPLv2)
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Tue 29 Aug 2017 08:00:23 AM EDT, Key ID 6a2faea2352c64e5
Source RPM : chromium-60.0.3112.113-2.el7.src.rpm
Build Date : Mon 28 Aug 2017 08:21:06 PM EDT
Build Host : buildvm-22.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager : Fedora Project
Vendor : Fedora Project
URL : http://www.chromium.org/Home
Summary : A WebKit (Blink) powered web browser
Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).
When you start the Firefox
web browser, it will attempt to determine if the network connection available
to it when it starts is via a
If you use a hotel's Wi-Fi service, a free WiFi service provided by a
restaurant or other business, or some other public WiFi service, when you first
open your browser you may see a web page asking you to accede to terms of
acceptable use policy, or to provide some authentication
information, e.g., perhaps your name and room number for a hotel,
or to provide payment information if you are accessing a wireless
service that is not free. You won't be able to go elsewhere on the
web, at least not easily, until you deal with the demands/conditions
specified on the captive portal page.
Safari wants to use your confidential information stored in
"A49A5BE4-6FB4-4399-9EB3-3DBA06717BEF" in your keychain.
Do you want to allow access to this item?
The "A49A5BE4-6FB4-4399-9EB3-3DBA06717BEF" wasn't an identifier I
recognized. If you see such a message, you can search for the identifier
in the message using the Keychain Access application, which is located
in the Applications/Utilities folder. After opening the
program, click on Edit and then select Find. In the upper,
right-hand corner of the window, you will see a field to the right of a
magnifying glass icon where you can type the text for which you wish to
search. I could type just part of the string, e.g. "A49A5" to locate
the relevant entry.
If you are seeing a "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting
the request for this address in a way that will never complete" message,
the problem may be resolved by removing cookies or history associated with
the site, but you might also need to check the cookies exceptions list in
Firefox; that's how I was finally able to resolve a problem accessing a
particular site that I could access in another browser on a system, but
not with Firefox.
When trying to log into the
website using Firefox 52.0.1 on a Windows 10 system, I saw the message
below after being redirected to http://cli.linksynergy.com/cli/common/login.php:
The page isn't redirecting properly
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this
address in a way that will never complete.
• This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept