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Still using Internet Explorer? Stop.

by: Danielle Howard

Are you still using Internet Explorer? Did you know that Microsoft no longer supports that browser? Did you know the U.S. government has been actively warning individuals and businesses against the continued use of that browser, for safety and security reasons?

We place a premium on the value of your personal and professional data. Which is why we strongly recommend you update to a newer, more secure browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Opera, or Brave.

If you are one of the 2.5% of people worldwide who haven’t made the switch, your Internet Explorer experience may not look or function as intended. This includes some of the software and websites we use to help communicate with you and keep your financial goals on track.

Internet Explorer no longer receives security updates or bug fixes. As a result, many web developers refuse to build websites that are compatible with their platform. Riskalyze, for example, is a third-party tool we use to assess each client’s risk tolerance. Riskalyze doesn’t even allow their website to be opened on an Internet Explorer browser.

Take the new Kaydan Wealth Management website for example. Below is a screenshot of the KWM home page in an Internet Explorer browser. The coloring is off, the buttons have disappeared, all of the text is misaligned, the logo is barely visible, the page keeps freezing so it’s unable to be navigated, and many of the graphics don’t even show up. What a headache!

Now, take a look at the screenshot below of the KWM home page in a Google Chrome browser. Everything appears and functions as designed. Whew!

We want you to have the best, most secure internet experience possible. Please let us know if you have any questions or need more direction when it comes to updating your browser.

 

Any opinions are those of the author and not necessarily those of Raymond James. The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete.
Sources:
http://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share#monthly-201905-201905-bar 
https://element5digital.com/why-wont-support-internet-explorer-and-neither-should-you/