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PayPal secure website...

Today I connected on PayPal to check out a sale and got a message from my system saying that a certificate could not be verified because it had a PayPal URL but pointed to

You can see the message below:

You have attempted to establish a connection with "". However, the security certificate presented belongs to "*". It is possible, though unlikely, that someone may be trying to intercept your communication with the web site.

If you suspect the certificate shown does not belong to "", please cancel the connection and notify the site administrator.

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I notified them.

Note that the whois for is for eBay and thus it is fine.

As usual, verify that certificate from within the browser did not tell me anything. But that prompted me to look at the URLs present in a PayPal page once logged in. Man! That's crazy!!!

There are URLs to,, and some others. Couldn't they make it tons of times more secure by putting everything on a single computer?! What kind of programming is this??? If they need connections between servers, all of that should happen in the background. No wonder I'm skeptical and warry of that company...