Important information about updating our security features

At PressReader, we’re all about security.

Last week we updated the security levels on our web pages.  Some users using older browsers may experience problems accessing secure pages on sites with the latest security patches implemented. (See list of old browsers here)

We highly recommend users with older browsers upgrade their browsers to minimize security vulnerabilities of these older browsers.

If readers are affected and cannot access the secure pages, here are some easy steps to help them enable the security features to gain access to their content:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click Alt T and select “Internet Options”.
  3. Select the “Advanced” tab.
  4. Scroll down to the “Security” section.
  5. Locate and check “Use TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2″.
  6. Then, press the “OK” button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click Alt F and select “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down and select “Show advanced settings…”
  4. Scroll down to the Network section and click on “Change proxy settings…”
  5. Select the “Advanced” tab.
  6. Scroll down to the “Security” section.
  7. Locate and check “Use TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2″.
  8. Then, press the “OK” button.

FireFox:

  1. Open FireFox
  2. Type in “about:config” in the URL bar and press Enter
  3. Scroll down to “security.tls.version.max” and press enter
  4. Set the value to 3
  5. Then, press the “OK” button.

Opera:

  1. Open Opera
  2. Click Ctrl+F12
  3. Click on “Security”
  4. Click on “Security Protocols…”
  5. Check on “Enable TLS 1.1 & TLS 1.2”
  6. Press the “OK” button.
  7. Then, press the “OK” button.

Safari:

  1. There are no options for enabling SSL protocols.  If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.1 & 1.2 are automatically enabled.