Microsoft announced yesterday that its plan to disable the security protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in the company's browsers has been postponed. The company wanted to disable the security protocols in the first half of 2020 initially but decided to postpone this in light of current global events.
All major browser makers pledged to disable the aging security protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in the first half of 2020. Some, like Mozilla, went ahead with the change but reverted it when it became clear that some government sites still relied on these protocols. Users of Firefox could not access these sites anymore because of the disabled protocols. Mozilla re-enabled the protocols to make sure that Firefox users worldwide are able to access important sites in a time of crisis.
Microsoft's updated plan for discontinuing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 is as follows:
Options are provided to enable TLS 1.0 and 1.1. if required. Users find settings to enable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in the Internet Options under Advanced.
Administrators may also change the settings in the Windows Registry. Here is how that is done:
You can use a service such as the SSL/TLS Client Text by Browserleaks to list the supported protocols of the browser.
Now You: Have you visited sites recently that rely on these older protocols?
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