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Android/Chrome problem....any ideas?

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by secgator, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. secgator

    secgator GC Hall of Fame

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    Ok....here is my dilemma. In trying to load the site thru Chrome on my Android phone, I can google "spot the station"---the NASA website which allows you to see when the ISS will pass over your location so you can watch the space station as it flies over. When I click the link to "spotthestation.nasa.gov", the screen gives me a warning saying "your connection is not private", etc,etc and won't allow me to the site. The address shown in the address bar shows it as ttps://spotthestation.nasa.gov" INSTEAD OF "https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/"......note the missing "h" in the prefix.

    Odd thing is has worked for several years with no problems whatsoever--this problem just started a couple of days ago. And I know my network hasn't been hacked. I tried going off wifi which I like to use when I'm at home, and I switched to 4G just to double check. Same problem--my phone simply won't connect to that one and only site anymore since this weekend. My laptop and PC both can get on the site--my phone used to but no longer. It all hinges(so it seems) on the address showing as ttps instead of https, regardless how I typed it in. I've even gone to the address bar and manually changed the address to https and when I hit go---it reverts back to ttps.

    Any ideas what the problem could be?
     
  2. anstro76

    anstro76 GC Hall of Fame

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    I know it's not an actual solution to the website problem, but I use an app called IFTTT it runs a ton of mini applets like alert my phone when the iss is about to fly over my house...plus a ton more get in it and play around I personally love it.
     
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  3. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    Excuse the pun but a shot in the dark is that Chrome may be 'helping' you with auto complete. Can you highlight the truncated URL and then delete it? On a PC this would be done via Shift-Delete but I don't know how to do it on a phone. I THINK you can poke at it in the delete browser history options but don't know.