Lights Out for Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10

Microsoft reminds us that it will no longer support or update Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.  So, as of next week, it is permanently “lights out” for older versions of Internet Explorer.

Microsoft urges users to upgrade to Internet Explorer version 11 or use their new browser, once known as Spartan and now known as Microsoft Edge for security purposes.

Of course, you also have the option to install a different browser such as widely popular Google Chrome or Firefox.

One more patch will be released on January 12 for the older browsers.  After that, “End of Life” notices will show.

For more information, read this article from ARS Technica.

 

Does your business use Microsoft Internet Explorer? If so, this is a must read

We came across some information we thought we should share. Your IT departments are probably already aware, but there is a change that is coming from Microsoft in January 2016.  Most notable is that only IE11 is secure.  All other versions of IE are vulnerable as they are no longer being supported by Microsoft.

Click here to read: Microsoft Support Lifecycle

Click here to read: Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month