Are you still using Internet Explorer (IE)? This browser, introduced in 1995, has been a popular choice for many years. But in June 2022, it will no longer be supported on certain versions of Windows 10. In addition, a security vulnerability in IE could leave your data unsecured.
Learn more about these changes and what you can do to keep your information safe.
What Do You Need to Know?
The IE 11 desktop application will no longer be supported by certain versions of Windows 10 starting June 15, 2022. Google already ended its support of Internet Explorer in October 2021.
Why Should You Care?
Microsoft has warned users that a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows cybercriminals to hijack computers. If you still use Internet Explorer, a safer move is switching over to Microsoft Edge or another modern browser.
Continuing to use IE may not only put you at risk but many websites and applications won’t look right or work correctly. Companies are increasingly moving away from designing for this outdated browser and focusing on more modern options.
What Do You Need to Do?
Fortunately, there are several browser options you can switch to with minimal interruption.
- Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s newest browser and offers a similar experience. It’s already pre-installed on Windows devices.
- Google Chrome is one of the most modern browsers available. It works on nearly any device and provides a fast browsing experience.
- Safari is a browser available for Apple device users. It’s typically pre-installed on Apple devices, like iPhones or MacBooks.
There are also others not listed here. Each of these browsers can be set as your default, so links and other items will automatically open in that window. By switching to an updated browser, you’ll not only be more secure, but you’ll also likely notice an improvement in your internet experience.
Your Next Read: Creating a Secure Password
Using an updated browser is just part of the online safety equation. You’ll also want to ensure that the passwords you use are strong enough to keep your information secure.
Read more in our blog – including tips on how long your password should be and why you shouldn’t use common words or names.