When I logged into my new standard account in my windows 7 laptop, the first thing that came up was a security alert pop-up that said something like this: Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to proceed? YES NO VIEW CERTIFICATE I clicked on VIEW CERTIFICATE and this is what came up: This cert is intended for the following purposes(s): Ensures the identity of a remote computer. Issued to: javadl-esd-secure.oracle.com Issued by: USER Trust Legacy Secure Server CA.
Now, this is funny because I didn't even access a website or anything. I have the latest Java 7 Update 5. I also noticed in the bottom of the VIEW CERTIFICATE page, there was an option to *"Install Cert."*
Not knowing what it really means, I installed the certificate into some sort of certificate store? It said it's supposed to be some sort of partition that keeps all your certificates? So, I thought, "mind as well", and just began installing the certificate into the store. After that, I went back to the Security Alert pop-up and just clicked NO.
As I researched a little about installing the certificates, I heard that it's actually something that a standard user should not do? Is this true? Did I just make a huge mistake that would put my security at risk?
Better question... What was the whole point or meaning of installing certifications into a store?
On the good side though... that security alert no longer pop-ups anymore.
I tried looking for information about my case, but I could hardly find any.. Could someone please please help me?
This has been an ongoing problem and there was a thread on here started back on March 14, 2012 reporting it. Security Alert / Revocation info for the sec cert since installing JRE 6u31
I don't think you did anything wrong per-say, since its just Java and Oracle. Java is a well known programming language and Oracle is a well known software company.
Had it been some other no name company, I wouldn't just blindly install a certificate if I didn't know who they were or what the use was. Installing the certificate means your computer will trust resources that Java automatic updates is using to check for new versions.