Ensure your browser is ready – New minimum security requirements coming soon to Experian

Posted on by Cindy Yip

Estimated read time: 4 mins

To help keep you safe and secure online while using Experian products we’ll be rolling out new minimum security requirements soon. Due to the myriad of browsers available with different default security settings, we’ve put together this article to guide you through a step-by-step process to ensure you’re ready before the change occurs.

 

1) The following link https://gss-contest.uk.experian.com will test whether your current browser supports the new minimum security requirements.

2) If you see an Experian logo (like the one below) when accessing the link then you’re ready for the upcoming changes and no action is required.

Experian Test

3) If you don’t see an Experian logo or see an error then the instructions below will help make your browser ready.

 

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Other Browsers

 

4) After updating your browser repeat step 1 to verify that your browser is ready


 

Google Chrome

If your Chrome is version 30 or above then it’ll be enabled by default.

If your Chrome is version 29 or below then you need to upgrade to a newer version of the browser.

To check if you need an update, follow the instructions below:

1. Open up your Chrome Browser and click on the customize and control icon to the right of your address bar, a drop down window will appear, then click on “About Google Chrome”

Chrome1

 

2. It will then tell you whether your Chrome is the most up to date or whether it needs updating. In which case, just click update for your browser to be in line with the newest security settings.

Chrome2

 

Internet Explorer

If you have version 11 or above then the security settings will be enabled by default.

If you have version 8, 9 or 10 then you need to follow the below instructions to make sure your IE is up to date.

If your IE is older than version 8 then you need to upgrade your browser or install an alternative one.

To check your version of Internet Explorer, follow the instructions below:

1. Open up Internet Explorer and click on the “tools” icon (or alt + x) then find the “Internet Explorer” option

IE 1

 

2. The following pop up box will show telling you which version of Internet Explorer you have.

IE 2

 

If you have version 8, 9 or 10 then you need to follow the below instructions to make sure your IE is up to date.

1. Open up Internet Explorer and click on the “tools” icon (or alt + x)

IE 1

 

2. Select “Internet options” from the drop down menu

IE 2

 

3. In the Internet Options window, click the “Advanced” tab and scroll down until you see the “Security” section

IE 3

 

4. In the Security section, scroll down until you see the options ‘Use SSL’ and ‘Use TSL’. Leave your settings as they are and just make sure “Use TLS 1.2″ is ticked.

IE4

 

5. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to confirm the changes and close the browser. The changes should take effect immediately but if they don’t then refresh your browser.

 


 

Mozilla Firefox

If you have version 27 or above then your browser is already secure.

If your Firefox is version 26 or below then you need to upgrade your browser.

Follow the instructions below to check your version of Firefox.

 

1. Open up your Mozilla Firefox browser, click on the “Control” icon and then find “Options” and click into this.

Firefox 1

2. Down the left hand side, click on the “Advanced” tab and then find the “Update” tab under this.

Firefox 2

3. Depending on the update option you’ve selected, your updates may already be automatically installed. To check your version of Firefox, click on “Show Update History”.

Firefox 3

4. A pop up box will then show telling you which version of Firefox you have and whether you need any updates.

Firefox 4

Other Browsers

If your browser isn’t included in this post, please contact your network administrator or service provider for assistance.

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