“Secure Connection Failed” DLing torrents or trying to read threads

When I click to DL a torrent, or even click to access the forum, a new page opens with this:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to tv-vault.me. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s). Error code: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

At the end is a box to click to try again. When I click this box the torrent box opens to DL or the forum thread I want to read opens. I have never experienced this before, here or on the few other sites on which I am a member.

The “no cypher overlap” error means that the specific SSL certificate your browser was presented contains a cypher type (encryption type) that your browser does not support. Because we are routed through CloudFlare, they generate several certificates that they can present if you connect via https, and some of their certificates specify newer encryption types with no fallback to older types, while other certificates they will present specify those older types which older browsers support. It is mainly luck of the draw whether you will hit one of the newer certs, and at least for you, it sounds like you have been lucky enough to get one of the older certs when you refresh.

You can either live with occasionally getting that error, update your browser (if you can), or browse the site using http (no encryption), depending on what is important to you.

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