On my mac, I often try to go to Google.com and chrome gives me an error: "You attempted to reach www.google.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as www.apple.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of www.google.com. You cannot proceed because the website operator has requested heightened security for this domain."
Does anyone know how or why this is happening and how I can fix it? Generally if I restart my router the problem will go away temporarily, but it always comes back. It has been going on for several months now. The issue does not occur on my ThinkPad running Windows 7, my iPad 2, or my Nexus 7 tablet... only the Mac (OS X 10.8.2).
It seems like some sort of DNS poisoning, but I'm not sure why it would only happen on the Mac. I have tried the following, but to no avail:
- pointing my router straight to Open DNS servers because I first thought it was my ISP's fault.
- Using the "Keychain First Aid", but no issues were found.
- Removing the "GTE CyberTrust Global Root" certificate and that created lots more problems, so I put it back.
I don't know enough to know what to try next or how to even go about diagnosing the issue.
Thanks for any help you can give.