If you saw a prompt to update your web browser due to the new PCI Data Security Standard, please see below for more details.
What is PCI and why is it mandating this update?
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council is mandating that all merchants and service providers that transmit credit card data only support browsers and applications that use newer versions of TLS. The PCI Security Counsel sets the standards for which technologies can be used when sending sensitive information.
What is TLS?
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the protocol that ensures that data transmitted between the client (ex. your web browser) and the website’s server is private and secure to protect you. As new vulnerabilities are discovered over time, new versions TLS are released. As of June 30, 2018 TLS 1.0 will no longer be accepted because it has shown that it can be vulnerable to attack.
Am I affected?
When trying to visit Classmates.com, if you landed on page stating that your browser requires an update, the simple answer is… Yes. To continue to use Classmates™ and other Internet sites, the browser that you use must be the following version (or higher) to meet 1.1 the TLS (Transport Layer Security) v1.1 protocol:
What should I do?
Try updating to the latest version of one of the following: