Beginning 12/01/16, Microsoft announced it would discontinue technical support and security updates for older versions of its web browser Internet Explorer. These changes will affect versions IE 8, IE 9 and IE 10 of the browser. Only the most current version of Internet Explorer (IE 11) and Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10 will continue to be supported.
Old versions of the software will still be usable, however they will no longer be updated with bug fixes and security patches. “Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.”
What does this mean for you?
If you are using one of the unsupported versions of the browser, your PC may become vulnerable to malware, harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software which can damage your data or steal it.
The solution is simple: Take Action! Use a web browser which is supported. Regular security updates help protect from attacks and security issues. New web browsers also offer increased performance, compatibility and support for the web standards which power today’s websites. Hybis' advice is to consider downloading Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox today.