I can’t believe I’m writing this article while at Starbucks. So here’s what happened earlier.
I opened up my MacBook Air and tried to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi at one of my local Starbucks. After that, I launched Google Chrome and boom, an error message popup.
Something like this:
Your connection is not private or secure…This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)…normally uses encryption (SSL) to protect your information.
I switched over to Firefox since I have it as a backup browser just in case Google Chrome goes crazy. But the same error message appears.
Several users have suggested that I fix the date on my macOS Sierra. But that didn’t work because there is anything wrong with my calendar. I figured why not mess around with the Wi-Fi settings and see what happen next.
Surprisingly, I played around with the Network Preferences and fixed the issue under three mins. If you’re having the same SSL failure error on your Google Chrome browser, here’s how to resolve it.
How to Fix SSL certificate problem for Google Chrome in Mac
- Click on the Wi-Fi icon on your Mac’s menu bar
- Select Open Network Preferences..
- Click Advanced and then choose the current network that you’re connecting to
- Select the Subtract sign next to the addition sign and click Ok
- Stay on the same Network Preferences… page and click on Wi-Fi on the left side
- And click the subtract sign at the bottom > Apply
- Now, click the addition sign and choose Wi-Fi under Interface and Service name
- Click Apply to save all your changes
Re-connect to the Wi-Fi network that was having trouble earlier. This will help you fix the SSL error in Google Chrome.
I don’t know if there is any better solution than the method I instructed above. If you found any, please let us know using the comment section below.