If you are having trouble using alpca.org from some computers, you may be using a vulnerable version of encryption (SSLv3). For information on how to disable SSLv3 and enable TLS 1.x, see these tips.
You can also check the status of ALPCA site and server resources at status.alpca.org
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.
Upgrading AOL will not help because AOL uses Internet Explorer. Upgrade your browser directly.
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 Supported Browsers and Operating Systems
ALPCA support for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 has ended.
Your personal and financial information are at risk if you continue to use Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
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 officially ended on November 30, 2017. Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017.
Support for Windows 7 officially ended on January 20, 2020.
If your computer came with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7:
- ... 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, using this free method
If you are not sure what operating system you are using, the Support Details website can tell you.
Migration tools from Microsoft
- Transfer data from XP to Windows 7
- Transfer data from XP to Windows 8.1
- Transfer data to Windows 10 using a free offer from Microsoft to use the commercial LapLink data migration software package
If you cannot migrate from XP/Vista/7 soon, consider booting from a "live CD" when using the Internet. The U. S. Air Force's Trusted End Node Security CD is recommended (note that that link will throw a security warning, because DoD maintains their own encryption infrastructure; contact us for guidance). The TENS page has pretty good instructions, but please contact the webmaster if you need more help setting this up.
Note also that Chrome support for XP ended on March 31st, 2016.
See also the change log.