HTTPSecureSocket failing on Mac

Does anyone experiencing the same issue? HTTPSecureSocket stopped working around October 20th, 2014.

The executing the code below with proper URL yield empty src string. When the URL is “” it works, but for “” or “” does not work. Are there some specific limitation with HTTPSecureSocket?

  Dim sock As New HTTPSecureSocket
  Dim f As New FolderItem
  Dim url As String
  Dim src As String
  sock.Secure = True
  url = TextField1.Text
  src = sock.Get(url, 60)
  HTMLViewer1.LoadPage(src, f)

Does anyone have an idea about what is happening?


You need to set the connectionType property. It should be set to TLSv1.

Thank you. It worked out.

By the way, do you know why it stopped working all of a sudden? Is it something to do with OS X update?

It’s the Poodle vulnerability. Hosting providers are gradually switching over to TLS.