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    Default GRO broken?

    I've just tried to access the GRO via Safari then Chrome and finally via the more general .gov site and every time I've been blocked. Is anyone else suffering similarly?
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    I've just clicked on
    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/c...ates/login.asp
    without any problems.
    Being technically-challenged, I haven't got a clue what browser I use.
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    Its working for me. I'm using Microsoft Edge.

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    Pam

    I just tried your link and it also failed. It is being blocked because Safari and Chrome are both seeing it as a security threat and refuse to complete the connection
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    Having the same problem accessing GRO .
    Message says:
    “The website has an Outdated security configuration which may allow an attacker to steal personal or financial information entered into the GRO website.”
    Advises to close the page.

    Tried accessing using my login asp and same message occurs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Downes View Post
    I've just clicked on
    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/c...ates/login.asp
    without any problems.
    This link works for me too, and I'm using the latest version of Firefox (85.0) in Windows.

    If you can get to that page, you might spot a note which is cunningly placed in the bottom of a red box headed 'Coronavirus', which says:
    Access issue
    A small number of customers are reporting they are being prevented from accessing this site to place orders and accessing PDF’s. We apologise if you are affected and are currently seeking to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
    Of course, it's the people who can't get to that page who really need to see that , so it's a good job there are kind people like me who tell you about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurk View Post
    This link works for me too, and I'm using the latest version of Firefox (85.0) in Windows.
    Thanks to arthurk, I can now inform the world that the browser I use is Firefox. Though I don't know which version.
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    It's odd because I only ever use Safari and Chrome and I've managed to get in within the last week. Particularly galling right now because I need to see mothers' maiden names to unravel a very odd series of marriages by the same people.
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    I have just successfully logged on and done a search using Chrome

    ETA: Ah, just seen your explanation, Arthur. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I confess when I saw Coronovirus I just thought "it will tell me to expect delays" and didn't read further!
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    I just got onto the GRO site with no problems. Using Chrome on my Android phone.

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