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Fortunately, it looks like Chrome prevents users from clicking past the ssl errors. This Chinese chrome screenshot[1] shows that there's only a back button (for English versions of this page, see [2]). Unfortunately, it appears that IE allows users to click past the errors[3]. I'm also interested in how the 360 browser[4], which has been gaining market share in China, handles the error.

Does anyone have any theories why China would use a self signed certificate when it's very indiscreet? A lot of users will just click through if given the opportunity (around 60% in chrome before new security measures prevented it[2]), but I doubt many users with truly sensitive private repos would do this.

[1] https://twitter.com/GreatFireChina/status/295236912594186240...

[2] http://www.imperialviolet.org/2012/07/19/hope9talk.html

[3] https://twitter.com/chenshaoju/status/295139636718743552/pho...

[4] http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4499168

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