There is no status because this is not an mIRC issue as far as I can tell. The error being reported, while unhelpful, is actually what OpenSSL is reporting. The reasons for this error, and the simple error message, are explained in my above post.

I also mentioned above that mIRC should really be using a stricter set of modern ciphers and protocols. However, if it did that, even more users would see the issue, which is due to servers using old, broken protocols and ciphers that are no longer safe to use - the servers need to be updated to use newer, safer ciphers and protocols.