Is It Time to Update Your Browser?

Posted by Mark Piquette on October 1, 2013

As you may or may not know, we recently launched a new website. A challenging aspect of website design today is the amount of different web browsers available as well as all the versions offered by each browser. Making sure the site works across all of these browsers is a big factor in the overall design of the site.  Over the last 30 days the TCA website has been accessed by 9 different browser types alone. Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) have used version 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 to reach our site in the past month.

Which brings me to the purpose of this post: It is time to update your IE browser if you are using anything less than IE 9.

An outdated operating system or browser opens users up to all sorts of malware and information security risks. In April 2014 Microsoft will end extended support for Windows XP and will no longer issue security updates for it. The upgrade to Windows 7 or higher is a great time to upgrade to IE 9 or higher. Users of IE 8 will soon face the same malware and information security risks as those brave (foolish?) souls still using 6 and 7. 

As an Advisor it is a great time to think about upgrading your Windows software if you have not done so already.  It might be a good time (and good excuse) to reach out to your clients to remind them that it is a prudent idea to update browsers when security updates come out and when new versions are released. 

Users who are running Windows 7 can upgrade to IE 9 or IE 10. Users who are running Windows 8 will already have IE 10. When Windows 8.1 ships, it will include IE 11. We have already tested TCAdvisor and Liberty in all these configurations and we are ready when the newest version is released. Of course we work great on Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well.

Let's be safe out there.

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