[NBLUG/talk] Does Konqueror support 128-bit SSLv3?

Troy Arnold troy at zenux.net
Wed Jan 18 14:10:51 PST 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 01:21:40PM -0800, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> I just tried to log into the American Century website using Konqueror 3.5, and 
> I got an error message saying that my browser does not support 128-bit 
> encryption and SSLv3.  Specifically, it said:
> American Century Investments requires you to use an internet browser that 
> supports 128-bit encryption and Secure Socket Layer v3 (SSL v3) to access 
> account information at americancentury.com. 
> The internet browser version you are using does not support 128-bit encryption 
> or SSL v3. Please upgrade your internet browser so you may continue to access 
> your account at americancentury.com.
> The website proceeded to recommend that I use either Netscape, MSIE, or 
> Mozilla.
> So I checked the "Crypto" settings in the Konqueror preferences, and counted 
> 15 different 128-bit SSLv3 implementations that it supports.  Is it possible 
> that there is another 128-bit SSLv3 algorithm out there that that is 
> supported by the three aforementioned browsers but NOT by Konqueror, or is 
> the website more likely to be assuming that my browser doesn't support 
> 128-bit SSLv3 because they've never heard of Konqueror before (in which case 
> I'll send a complaint to their webmaster)?

I dunno.  But you might test this by changing your user agent under
settings->browser identification

user agent spoofing will be useless if the site uses some other browser
sniffing method, but it might help figure out what's going on.


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