Facebook Connect Breaks

Today, when I went to Geni, I was presented with an error about a bad SSL connection. Upon investigating, I discovered this was a Facebook issue.

Certificate Errors
Certificate Errors due to Facebook Connect

 The first symptom of an issue was the certificate errors message in Internet Explorer. So I investigated and looked at the source of the page and found this line:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.connect.facebook.com/js/api_lib/v0.4/FeatureLoader.js.php"></script>

Since that comes from a non-Geni site, I figured that was the cause. Sure enough, when I visited that address in my browser, I was presented with the more blatant error page:

Security Certificate Problem
Security Certificate Problem page in Internet Explorer

 Continuing onward, I was able to see why Internet Explorer was complaining:

Mismatched Address Warning
Mismatched Address Warning in Internet Explorer

 Sure, enough, when you look at the certificate, you see that it is for www.facebook.com and not www.connect.facebook.com. I proceeded to notify Geni with a workaround and notify Facebook of the problem.

www.facebook.com Certificate
www.facebook.com Certificate

Hopefully, Facebook will fix the issue and Geni will be able to workaround it in the meantime.

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