A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol

  • I am using the Opera browser when suddenly I have started getting this message whenever I try to visit my favorite video streaming website. Opera Turbo is not activated. Can you please help? If I cannot resolve this problem I will have to uninstall this browser.

    The exact message reads:

    This webpage is not available

    A secure connection cannot be established because this site uses an unsupported protocol

    • Which Opera version?
    • Which URL?
  • Opera 27.0 - 27.0.1689.76

    The site is a channel that streams TV shows. I have been visiting it for the past two years and it only recently stopped working with Opera. It works just fine with other browsers.

    I am wondering if the people behind Opera have taken to censoring content without our knowledge. The site in question is not pornographic, it just streams TV shows.

  • Opera 27.0 - 27.0.1689.76
    The site is a channel that streams TV shows. I have been visiting it for the past two years and it only recently stopped working with Opera. It works just fine with other browsers.
    I am wondering if the people behind Opera have taken to censoring content without our knowledge. The site in question is not pornographic, it just streams TV shows.

    If, indeed, a secure connection issue is involved, it sounds more like the message is telling you that the browser and website can't arrive at a mutually agreeable https protocol. After last year's Poodle exploit, sites and browsers began deprecating the SSL3 protocol - though not universally, and not always in the same ways. Depending on the TLS protocol version to which the protocol migration has occurred (or especially if the site has stuck with SSL3), some browsers may not accept the same protocol options as the sites now offer, in which case no agreeable protocol can be found. Not all browsers deal with this protocol negotiation the same way, and a lot of incompatibility complaints involving certs, encryption methods, and protocols have been popping up in recent weeks. None of which, of course, solves your immediate problem - but it's hardly an issue of Opera "censoring" anything.

  • Opera 27.0 - 27.0.1689.76
    The site is a channel that streams TV shows. I have been visiting it for the past two years and it only recently stopped working with Opera. It works just fine with other browsers.
    I am wondering if the people behind Opera have taken to censoring content without our knowledge. The site in question is not pornographic, it just streams TV shows.

    If, indeed, a secure connection issue is involved, it sounds more like the message is telling you that the browser and website can't arrive at a mutually agreeable https protocol. After last year's Poodle exploit, sites and browsers began deprecating the SSL3 protocol - though not universally, and not always in the same ways. Depending on the TLS protocol version to which the protocol migration has occurred (or especially if the site has stuck with SSL3), some browsers may not accept the same protocol options as the sites now offer, in which case no agreeable protocol can be found. Not all browsers deal with this protocol negotiation the same way, and a lot of incompatibility complaints involving certs, encryption methods, and protocols have been popping up in recent weeks. None of which, of course, solves your immediate problem - but it's hardly an issue of Opera "censoring" anything.

    Thank you for that well written, fact filled post. I appreciate you calming my fears. I truly hope that a solution to my problem will be found soon. I really enjoy using the Opera browser for many reasons and I did not want to return to Mozilla.

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    I really enjoy using the Opera browser for many reasons and I did not want to return to Mozilla.

    To the degree that I can, I set up a variety of browsers to look and run similarly. Then, when I encounter a problem with one of them at one or several sites, I report it appropriately (as you have done), and if there's no current "fix", I simply use another browser for that particular site. Hence, one browser acts as the primary one, and the others exist to be employed as needed for certain situations. It's increasingly a way of life in the fast-changing world of the modern Internet.

  • The unsupported protocol is happening with 28 too. one of the possible solutions was to change the browser identification. right click a page of the website and select, edit site preferences, etc, etc. my question is, if one can't connect to the site, how does one right click on one of the sites pages? seems that if one has access to a page to right click on, one doesn't have a connection problem with that website. or am i just having one of those brain fart moments? this unsupported protocol problem appears to be growing rapidly with with multiple versions. the frustrations with things are starting to outnumber the satisfaction with things. very disheartening!!

  • Workaround:
    Type "http://" in the beginning of the url.

    Crappy solution... But it is working for me.

  • Opera is censoring content, It's a no-brainer. All the other sites work as usual, & only specific sites are getting this error message. it's no error at all if you ask me.

    Opera is a fork of Google Chrome, Chrome is owned by google, & google is the biggest privacy bandit of them all. They are censoring access to sites.

    If this is not the case, then it must be due to something similar. NOT DNS, or SSL protocol crap that is always claimed. The sites are clearly there, but the browsers refuse to continue on into them, & simply displays that page about protocol nonsense.

    Sooner or later, all those who didn't pay their taxes, or whatever else, wont be able to access anything on the web by this exact methodology.

    Whatever it is... Russia, & China saw it coming months ago, & has started building the infrastructure for a new 100% free, & public Internet, with brand new Top Level Domains to replace com, net, org, & whatever else. I'm removing Opera now, & chrome as well.

    This world is run by crooks, & those who would sell their mother for a quick buck. Anything you sign, enter, or save in these browsers goes up to the highest bidder... especially deep pocketed corrupt government agencies. If you think otherwise, then your an idiot.... plain, & simple. The databases to store the billions of bits of data for each user is outrageously expensive to maintain, yet they offer it for free?

    It has begun.

  • Oh no, one of the tinfoil hat society people went off their meds again. Someone call the dudes in the white suits to come collect this one.

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