Microsoft to pull the plug on IE 8,9 and 10 support next week

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Come January 12, 2016 only the most current version of Internet Explorer (IE) – i.e. Internet Explorer 11 will receive technical supports and security updates. IE 11 will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

For users and enterprises, no security updates mean that vulnerabilities may be exploited by malware. Microsoft has issued instructions for its enterprise customers, SMB customers and home PC users on the website on how to upgrade. Citing the potential risks of using older versions of IE after the aforementioned date, Microsoft lists out businesses not being able to meet compliance requirements and lack of independent software vendor support. Of course, security can take the biggest hit.

Looking at the bigger picture, IE 11 is the last version of Microsoft’s old browser that is supported. The company seems to be making that transition to Edge — the browser on Windows 10.

Originally Posted on - http://tech.firstpost.com


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