The PCI Security Standards Council has stated that SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control after 30th June, 2016. Therefore, all browsers will need to be updated. 


If you are using an older browser version, we suggest that you update it immediately to ensure you have the latest security protections. If that is not possible and you are getting Connection Errors or Server Not Found errors when attempting to connect to a web site, follow the steps below:


Internet Explorer enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2

  1. Check to be sure you have a good internet connection. Try to browser to another website such as google.com
  2. If connection is good, follow steps 3-8 below
  3. On the Internet Explorer main menu, select Tools > Internet Options.
  4. In the Internet Options box, select the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Security category, uncheck Use SSL 3.0and check Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2 (if available).
  6. If TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are not listed, you need to upgrade your browser immediately. It is not capable of modern, secure connections.
  7. Click Apply, then click OK
  8. Exit and restart Internet Explorer.

 

FireFox enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2.

Mozilla Firefox 24.0 defaults to SSL 3.0 for the lowest type of encryption and TLS 1.0 as the highest type of encryption.


  1. Check to be sure you have a good internet connection. Try to browser to another website such as google.com
  2. If connection is good, follow steps 3 – 12 below
  3. Open a browser session and in the address bar, type about:config
  4. Move past the warning by clicking on the “I’ll be careful…”button. Follow the steps below carefully.
  5. Everything will be listed in Alpha order so either scroll down to or type security.tls.version.max in the search box
  6. Right click on security.tls.version.max
  7. Click on Modify and replace the ‘1’ with ‘3’ to enable TLS 1.2. and click OK
  8. You may also set the lowest allowed encryption method by doing as follows.
  9. The next line below will be security.tls.version.min
  10. Right click on security.tls.version.min
  11. Replace the ‘0’ with ‘1’ to switch from SSL 3.0 to TLS 1.0. and click OK
  12. Close the browser session and restart Firefox


For other browsers, please refer to your browser provider documentation.