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Will My Old Computer Be Cut Off?


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#1 Psyga315

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:26 AM

So I was reading the news and saw that by the next year, security and encryption will cause old computers and phones to be cut off from the internet and I'm concerned as to whether this is true for my 8-year old Windows Vista. Despite the age, it has the newest version (or at least newer than 36) of Firefox and from what I'm reading, that might be enough to not make it cut off.

 

What's your take on it? Is my computer gonna still access the internet?


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#2 saw101

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:27 AM

If you are running one of the browsers supporting the SHA-2 standards, as illustrated in your link, you should have nothing to worry about. The latest version of Firefox is 43.

 

More info here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2879073/security/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-move-to-sha-2-encryption.html


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#3 Psyga315

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 09:13 AM

If you are running one of the browsers supporting the SHA-2 standards, as illustrated in your link, you should have nothing to worry about. The latest version of Firefox is 43.

 

More info here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2879073/security/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-move-to-sha-2-encryption.html

Alright, cool. I definitely remember that it was 42 last I checked.



#4 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:44 PM

With internet protocol version 6, a lot of older computers might become useless.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6


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