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Microsoft Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

Why do you need to care Microsoft ended support on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12, 2016? We all use web browsers all the time. In fact, you may be reading this with a web browser right now. If you, or your organization, still use any of those versions of Internet Explorer you will no longer receive patches and updates, putting your system and organization at risk.
February 16, 2016

Microsoft Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.

Why do you need to care Microsoft ended support on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12, 2016? We all use web browsers all the time. In fact, you may be reading this with a web browser right now. If you, or your organization, still use any of those versions of Internet Explorer you will no longer receive patches and updates, putting your system and organization at risk.

Microsoft has issued many patches for those versions of Internet Explorer in the past – helping protect you from vulnerabilities that allow someone to take over the browser, steal information from the computer or provide remote access to the computer. It is likely new vulnerabilities will be discovered as time goes on and without Microsoft updating those browsers it just is not worth the risk of using them personally and especially at work. There are some exceptions to the support for servers and embedded operating systems, but PC based support is ending. If you have questions make sure you check the Microsoft support sites.

The relatively simple solution for PCs is to upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 which will be supported for at least another year. However, other browser options exist as well if your organization is considering a move away from Internet Explorer.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your RubinBrown advisor or any of our cyber security advisory service professionals.

Typical questions we are prepared to help you with:

  • How do we know if there is software in use that is out of support or “un-patched”?
  • How can I tell if there is an existing security issue on my PC or other systems?

     

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