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Posted in Online Savvy | March 2016

Online update

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In December 2015 we introduced a “Remember my Username” functionality on the MyForesters login page. That means if you check the “Remember my Username” box when logging in, you won’t have to enter it every time you visit the site after that. Your username will automatically be displayed so all you have to do is enter your password and click the login button to access MyForesters.

This will work when you’re using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. However, regardless of what browser you use, you should only allow secure sites (i.e. URL prefix https:// and lock icon in address bar) like MyForesters to save your username or password when you’re on your own personal computer, not on a public one at work or at the library.

And remember, for your online safety and security, it’s important to make sure your browser is as up-to-date as possible, and that you’re using the most current version.

Last year Microsoft announced that as of January 12, 2016, the only current browser that will retain technical support and security updates on the dominant versions of Windows will be Internet Explorer 11.1

That means that if you are currently using an older version of Internet Explorer (IE), your browser is not as fast or as secure as it should be. Running an unsupported version is incredibly risky because you don’t have access to the security patches Microsoft provides when vulnerabilities arise.2 You may also not be experiencing the latest web sites and services the way they are meant to be experienced.

We want you to be as safe as possible online, and to be able get the very most from everything we offer on  MyForesters.com and Foresters.com, so here’s everything you need to know to update your browser and continue to enjoy a safe and rich online presence.

 

  • What version of Explorer am I currently running? Click here to find out how to determine which IE you have
  • How do I update to IE11? For links and advice on how to update your browser, visit PC Support.
  • What if I’m still having trouble? Visit the Microsoft Answer Desk to talk to someone who can help answer your questions

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, so make sure you take the necessary steps to prevent your security from being compromised, and to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online experience.

 

SOURCES

1, 2 http://www.computerworld.com/article/2490996/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashes-ie-support–sets–huge–edict-for-jan–2016.html

 

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