Friday, January 8, 2016

Microsoft Ends Older Internet Explorer Browser Support

Because the majority of our CTB readers use this browser, we recommend that you should plan to update or change in the very near future.


Microsoft announced that beginning January 12, 2016, only the latest version, Internet Explorer 11 will be supported for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.  All earlier versions; 8, 9, and 10 will no longer receive security updates, compatibility fixes or technical support.  Microsoft of course will be supporting their newest “Edge” browser as well.

Microsoft had announced eighteen months ago that this was going to happen.  An article in comments on the security implications of continuing to use non-supported versions of “IE”:
“Attackers have known since the summer of 2014 that Microsoft was dropping support for IE; it’s reasonable to assume that attackers know people are staying on these platforms and will take advantage of the circumstances,” said Michael Hanley, program manager of research and development at Duo Security. “We still expect an aggressive effort against IE 8, 9 and 10 going into 2016.”
See more at: Older IE Versions Losing Security Support on Tuesday

And last, if your website requires the use of the earlier versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (I'm looking at you ""), it is very important to rush your changes/updates for your users safety and security.

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