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I installed Arora Browser in my Ubuntu 12.10 all works pretty good with Arora browser but since 5 days ago appears this message when I go to my hotmail page:

Errores SSL:
issuer certificate of a locally looked up certificate could not be found
The root CA certificate is not trusted for this purposeAMailFolder.Read.Next%3AWC.HotmailThe issuer certificate of a locally looked up certificate could not be found
The root CA certificate is not trusted for this purposeAMailFolder.Read.Next&PLT=1616&IR=1&EX=1&C.f=Inbox&C.rp=Off&C.PF=1&r=0.3346620637457818
The issuer certificate of a locally looked up certificate could not be found
The root CA certificate is not trusted for this purpose

How I can fix it?

Some people said me that I should compile Arora or some like that, but I dont know how do it.

thank you in advance any easy explanation

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Suppose you run dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software and then open the text file "installed-software" which will be on your desktop, do you see an entry called ca-certificates? If you do, then run apt-cache showpkg ca-certificates and look near the top for the version number. On my system, Lubuntu 12.10, I see:

Versions: 
20120623 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_binary-i386_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)

I don't use hotmail and I don't use arora but, to my mind, the possibilities are:

  • you have an old ca-certificates package or none at all. The first command may help here. If you don't have ca-certificates installed, that would be unusual unless you've "assembled" your own distro. Or maybe you just need to update your system with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.
  • arora may not handle ca-certificates the way the site expects. Do you have problems with other https sites?

A lot of concern has been expressed over fake CA certificates, here, for example. If you're using your browser for important work and security of your data is important, you may want to consider a browser that is more "security-conscious".

Whether you should compile anything at all depends on your skills. If you're capable, and really need to stay with arora go for it. Otherwise, use a mainstream browser at least for certain aspects of your browsing.

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