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amazon and ie 10 on win 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mikeysaling, Oct 31, 2014.

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  1. mikeysaling

    mikeysaling Thread Starter

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    recently had this message on Amazon

    Supported Browsers


    There has been a serious vulnerability disclosed in version 3.0 of the SSL protocol. It's no longer considered safe to use. We'll no longer support this legacy protocol as of 1 November 2014.

    What can I do to get round this problem - I tried to upgrade to ie 11 but that is not possible and trying to upgrade to 8.1 also doesn't work well (my download speed from Tiscali is only 1/2 meg!! and the download is 3.6 GB!

    any suggestions? and what exactly is the problem amazon are referring to?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Have a friend, relative or neighbor with better internet service who will let you download 8.1 at his/her place?
     
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    if that is not possible see this
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/3009008.aspx


    scroll down the page to the Microsoft Fixit and run that for IE


    here it is for you
    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3009008


    whether or not that will allow connection to Amazon depends on their site, but I have a feeling that if they realise that their site does not allow the other protocols they will soon arrange for it to do so, as they will lose many customers who find they cannot connect.


    IE11 actually will in itself not solve the issue except in so far as stated by Microsoft - the SSL 3.0 protocol is in itself disabled on downloads from when this apparent security weakness came to light

     
  4. mikeysaling

    mikeysaling Thread Starter

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    Hello macboatmaster - thanks so much for the link - what i'll do is give it a couple of days to see what happens after the 'deadline' and then run the 'fix' . I'm sure we have not heard the last of this particular topic.

    best from mikey

    Also Terry - great suggestion but unfortunately in our village we are all confined to 'slow' internet - nobody has anything half decent - we are too small a community to even have the alternatives to bt copper.
     
  5. Macboatmaster

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    Cheers
    Please do post what happens
    It will doubtless benefit many people browsing the forums
     
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