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Upgrade to website infrastructure will impact Internet Explorer 10 and earlier browsers

January 2018

On Thursday, 15 February 2018, the Office of Sport is undertaking a major upgrade of its website infrastructure which will require disabling older, less secure (TLS 1.0) encryption. This will mean that visitors using older operation systems and web browsers will not be able to connect to our websites if the platform they use is:

  • Android 4 or earlier – released October 2011 (no longer supported by Google)
  • iOS 4 and earlier – released October 2011 (no longer supported by Apple)
  • Internet Explorer 10 and earlier (developed for Windows7 and no longer supported by Microsoft).

As part of this upgrade the website may experience a brief outage between 10am and 11am.

Why is this upgrade happening?

The Office of Sport websites use TLS as a key component of their security. To ensure data provided on our websites is appropriately encrypted, we will only support the latest TLS1.1 or later encryption protocol to maintain the highest security standards and promote the safety of customer data. Your security is our priority.

What action do I need to take?

To continue to access the Office of Sport websites, you will need to ensure your browser(s) have TLS 1.1 and/or TLS 1.2 enabled. You can see if your browser supports TLS 1.1. or 1.2 at the Qualys SSL Labs website.

Guides on how to update your browser

For more information on how to protect yourself and backup, visit Stay Smart Online.