You may have recently received a message from a site you do business with about ending support for certain older browsers. The reason these browsers are being deprecated is that they are no longer considered secure. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) no longer considers secure sockets layer (SSL) 3.0 and early transport layer security (TLS) 1.0 secure enough for online transactions. Sites that process credit card payments must migrate to a stronger encryption protocol by June 30, 2018.
Because some older browsers do not support the strong encryption protocol, sites are moving to detect older browsers to keep their data secure. Here’s a quick list of browsers that are likely no longer supported:
- Google Chrome version 29 and lower
- Mozilla Firefox version 26 and lower
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 and lower
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile version 10 and lower
- Apple Safari version 6 and lower
- Opera version 16 and lower