@mussau said in Update Opera on Sony Bravia KDL-24EX320?:
I have a Sony Bravia KDL-24EX320, which apparently runs Linux under the hood, and has Opera 12.x installed. This leads to an error page most of the time: Unable to complete secure transaction. I wonder if this is due to old certificates or something like that, and whether it would be possible to update Opera on the TV. No help on the Sony forum.
JohnOpera for TVs has been discontinued.
I suggest you read through the following threads to gain insight into what may be happening:
Since Dubai is part of the UAE, the threads probably have a bearing on your situation, particularly the second one (163140).
@yanta said in IP 126.96.36.199 - Opera.com: Security certificate problem?:
My question arises from this thread and from blackbird71's contribution there in particular:
@blackbird71 said in Opera sites can't be reached !!:
If you enter either of the following Opera IP numbers directly into your browser address bar, does Opera's website open? If not, what occurs?
If you enter http://opera.com into the address bar, does it behave differently, and if so, how?
Both of these techniques should cause your browser to be automatically redirected to Opera's https download site.
Since I'm just an ordinary user I don't know how to assess this situation.
As browsers evolve (including the underlying chromium engine for Opera), various kinds of security checks are increasingly made automatically in the browser. One of these, as @sgunhouse noted, is a comparison of the domain listed on a site's https certificate and the address entered into the browser's address box. If they don't match, different browsers may deal with that in different ways (or not at all).
When an IP that once used to take a user to an http site is entered directly into the address box and the browser is instead auto-redirected to an https website address, the cert that's then auto-issued by the site will carry the https URL, not the IP that was entered into the browser's address box. In mostly-http days, since there would be no cert, no 'mismatch' existed to be detected. With an auto-redirection to the https site, a cert is indeed issued and the browser suddenly has something with which to compare to the address box entry (the entered IP). It didn't used to show up this way that often, when there was far less auto-redirection and less universal employment of https site addresses... but "the times, they are a-changin'".
Nevertheless, for troubleshooting, when a site that's unable to be accessed by a user via its URL is being analyzed (as was the case in that other thread from which you're quoting), entering the IP directly (whether or not it's linked to an https cert address) should still ping the site without going through the usual DNS lookup process. Site access problems often occur either because of a problem in the DNS-lookup site that locates the listed IP for an entered URL, or from direct blocking of the website by an ISP or national censor. Entering the IP directly will still tell the user if the site can be successfully pinged by IP from the user's location (either by successfully connecting to an http site version or via the error messages noted in the case of an auto-redirection to an https site version that still confirms a site certificate was received from that IP). For either of those connection responses, the implication is that the entered IP has traced a successful Internet path to the target website domain server, so the cause of the original user URL-connection inability will thus typically lie with a problem in the DNS lookup service accessed by the user - either it's defective or being blocked/interfered..
A page on my site is showing in google search console 1,000,000 (Million) impressions per month on that search query
Why there should be so many searches for this quesry
@sgunhouse Thinking around the android file system, I'm surprised Opera don't make a tiny webview browser like (nakedbrowser.com/android) ... they could have had the brand upfront and advertised the full operabrowser...
Or now with Oreo, an OperaGo app made up of mini type coding...?
@alucard1360 Unfortunately, a censorship agency has the same capability as you or I of downloading and installing a VPN program or a VPN-capable browser like Opera. Then, by analyzing its traffic with a packet-sniffer, they can determine the IPs used to contact the VPN servers and block those at IP/censorship Internet routing servers. Alternatively, they can observe the packet headers associated with VPN protocols and block/interfere that way. Almost as fast as a VPN maker changes and deploys new VPN server IPs to its user VPN programs/modules, a determined censor can also update, analyze, and block the new IPs. In that case, about the best one could hope for would be to obtain short-term relief in the interim between deployment of new IPs and the censors completing their analysis and slamming shut the new doors.
There are ways of covertly tunneling encrypted data between a computer and an otherwise innocuous-appearing IP (ie: one not normally VPN-associated), but it requires the full, advance cooperation of that innocent-appearing IP site, and is well beyond the scope of general-distribution VPN tools.
@uxbal said in Is Opera for me?:
A couple of questions. Opera looks and behaves quite nicely. Until now, I used Chrome on Windows, but I hate how it's counterpart on Android leaves ads. It says the ads should be unobtrusive, but my experience is not so. On the other hand, I read a good review about Opera on android. Now, I like my browsers to sync, + another review I read says Opera Flow is basically the best onehanded browsing option.
But, on the other side, I'm a heavy Google product user. Is it too much of a hassle to have a browsing sync through another account and not Google or how does it work in your experience? How does Opera work in that regard with Google docs for example?
And considering it's somewhat smaller user base - is Opera secure? Is Opera sync secure?
And last - I read it's based on Chromium - so basically just redesigned Chrome, or is only the engine the same and everything else "original"?
As for the Chinese ownership, it's not ideal, bu even my HP laptop is made in China, so that's that.
But also the userbase - how big is it actually and how safe and long-lived will Opera be?
I don't make a habit out of changing browsers, so sorry for asking for first hand experience in advance! Thanks!
Opera is passing by a lot of chanages,
Few years ago, Opera was the leader, all new proposition camed out form Opera. Tabs for example, Opera was the first to introduce them then the others followed.
Now, Opera is facing some problems, and the reason is obvious MONEY.
On this point, Google hasno shame, they are using Ads and a lot o fthem, in every corner of their product.
That said, Opera is very different from Chromium and gives a completely different user experience.
So give it a try and tell us about your experience.
@coffeelover My take is that in a Lounge forum we can be a bit more free-wheeling. But in the help forums I wouldn't appreciate posters banging on about other browsers - unless it's along the lines of "can Opera have a feature similar to browser X's, blah, blah" rather than "Opera sucks, use Chrome."
@yanta said in Microsoft switches to Chromium:
I'm afraid Opera could lose market shares to Microsoft if MS should succeed in developing a browser with a nice UI and some useful additional features.
For myself it has proven quite hard to shift me from whatever has been my preferred browser. I was a Firefox user for well over a decade. I've now switched to Opera as default (although I still use Firefox). Edge will have to replicate the features of Opera that I've discovered to be compelling to get me to switch.
I should say though that I do not find any one browser to be superior to all other in all respects. Hence I have several installed and occasionally have a need to use one of the others - even Edge as it happens!