If you’re a Google Chrome user, you might have come across the Google Chrome Error SSL Server Probably Obsolete ERR_SSL_FALLBACK_BEYOND_MINIMUM_VERSION while trying to browse to a HTTPS website. Unfortunately, as a user, there’s not much you can do to get around this error message except to try a different browser like Internet Explorer. About a year ago, Google announced plans to disable fallback to version 3 of the SSL protocol in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40. The decision follows the company’s disclosure of a serious security vulnerability in SSL 3.0 on October 14, the attack it dubbed Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE).
If you come across this error message as a user, you should try to find a Contact Us link on the website you’re trying to access. You could link back to this article for information, but the server administrator needs to update their site to support the newer SSL protocols. Until they do, they’re putting their server and their users at risk.