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Internet Explorer no longer being supported by Microsoft

News Article - 04.25.18

Risk & Compliance

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On Tuesday January 12th, 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting versions 8, 9 and 10 of Internet Explorer (IE) browsers and officially entered them into an “end of life” product status. This translates to an increased risk of cybersecurity attacks and exposure to other security issues for those still browsing with IE. On April 23rd, 2018, ZDnet.com reported a new security threat that allows malware to easily infect Windows based personal computers. Hackers know of the vulnerabilities of IE and are exploiting them on a regular basis. 

“Internet Explorer 11 is the most recent and final version of Internet Explorer — if you own any of the older versions of IE, we recommend you update as soon as you can, since the lack of future security updates in the older versions could lead to severe vulnerabilities in that program over time. For your own safety, we recommend either updating or trying another web browser entirely, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome,” says author Dave Smith of Tech Insider journal.

Microsoft’s lack of support for IE also means that websites that have been recently updated like, mgma.com, are not optimized for IE browsers and may lead to an inconsistent user experience.

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