The Internet is inherently not secure. No security method can make claims of
Microsoft browser products encrypt communications
using SSL 3.0, the latest version of the widely accepted Internet channel
encryption standard. CSI encourages the following steps to improve our users'
- Always use the latest versions of software.
Regardless of vendor, users of network software like Microsoft Internet Explorer should always ensure that they have the latest
version of an application. The discovery of a security flaw is one of the most
significant reasons for vendors to release new versions of software.
- Use the highest security version of your software.
Microsoft customers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
can download the export-restricted version of their favorite browser software,
and Canadian customers can order it from Microsoft. These browsers
use a 128-bit key that provides stronger security than the 40-bit key offered in
the export-version browser.