Updating your browser for security on-line
This question was answered on January 5, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Those accessing secured financial web sites (Banking, Stock trades, etc.) that require a valid "security certificate" may have been turned away because their browser needs to be updated Users of older Netscape browsers (version 4.05 or older) or the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer (version 4.01 or older) have expired security certificates as of 1/1/2000 In order to verifiy that a browser has the 128 bit encryption necessary for secured on-line transactions these "certificates" are checked whenever you log on
The fix is simple and free You simply need to upgrade if you are one of these users
The link for upgrading Netscapes browser can be found at:
<a href="http://home.netscape.com/cms/certinfo.html"><font color="#003399">http://home.netscape.com/cms/certinfo.html
The link for upgrading Macintosh versions of Internet Explorer is at:
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/mac/download/en/default.asp"><font color="#003399">http://www.microsoft.com/mac/download/en/default.asp
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on January 5, 2000
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