Following Google’s recent revelations about “Poodle”, a security vulnerability in SSL 3.0, Twitter has announced that it will not be supporting the old software. I know what you’re thinking. “Why on earth would you care?”
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Well, if you are using Internet Explorer 6, you may not be able to go on Twitter anymore without upgrading to a newer browser, or fiddling with IE settings. Internet Explorer was launched as Windows XP’s primary browser back in 2001 but yet 1/3 of browsers currently being used, are version 6 of IE.
So, when Google published it’s findings, Twitter‘s response was swift:
Currently other browsers only switch to SSL if a site is not compatible with TLS, a newer security protocol. Google stopped this in it’s Chrome browser, whereas Mozilla is currently in the process of removing support in Firefox 34. However, 0.3% of HTTPS connections in Firefox still actually use SSL.
Say you don’t want to upgrade, or for some strange reason you want to continue using IE 6 for all your HTTPS pages. There is still hope for you.
In IE 6, Go to Internet Options, then Security. Make sure all the boxes labeled SSL are unchecked. Check the box labeled TLS 1.0. Presto!
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