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If you are having trouble using alpca.org from some computers,
you may be using a vulnerable version of encryption (SSLv3).

For more information on how to disable SSLv3 and enable TLS 1.x, see these tips.

  Support for Internet Explorer 7 and older ended Nov 30 2014

Because of security and compatibility issues, ALPCA support for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 ended on November 30th, 2014.

AOL users: Upgrading AOL will not help because AOL uses Internet Explorer. Upgrade Internet Explorer directly. More information from AOL support.

Microsoft-supported browser/OS combinations: Note that Microsoft announced in August 2014 that starting January 12, 2016, they will only support the latest browser available on each operating system.

As of December 2014, they are:

Windows Platform Internet Explorer Version
Windows 7 SP1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows 10 Internet Explorer 11 or Edge

What's a browser? If you are not sure what web browser you are using, the Support Details website can tell you.

  ALPCA support for Windows XP and Vista has ended

The ALPCA site started phasing out support for Windows XP on July 31, 2014. Support officially ended on November 30, 2014. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.

The ALPCA site started phasing out support for Windows Vista on May 1, 2017. Support will officially end on November 30, 2017. Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017.

Your personal and financial information are at risk if you continue to use Windows XP or Vista.

If your computer came with Windows XP or Vista:

  • ... and is three years old or more, it is probably best to get a new computer.
  • ... and is less than three or four years old, upgrading to Windows 10 may be an option.

If you are not sure what operating system you are using, the Support Details website can tell you.

Migration tools from Microsoft:

Other options

If you cannot migrate from XP or Vista soon, consider booting from a "live CD" when using the Internet. The US Air Force's Lightweight Portable Security CD is recommended. The page has pretty good instructions, but please contact us if you need more help setting this up.

Note also that Chrome support for XP ends on March 31st, 2016.




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