03-29-2015 04:23 PM - edited 03-29-2015 04:24 PM
After many days of researching the SSL error on https sites and trying about everything I read, I finally found the issue. I have Zonealarm Suite installed as my firewall, AV, etc.
In Zonealarm I have always had a checkbox for IPv6 turned ON (checked).
For some reason, beginning with Win 8.1 AND the myriad updates that follows an 8.1 upgrade, I began getting the SSL errors on all websites that use HTTPS (including the verizon login site).
Once I went into Zonealarm firewall and turned OFF (unchecked) the "allow IPv6" checkbox, then rebooted, then went to verizon login. Voila! Everything works.
I publically apologize for the absurdities that I have muttered under my breath about everybody and everything even closely related to the issue.
I hope anyone that might be, or has experienced, the SSL error, will see this.