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Secure Internet Explorer Access

Most versions of Internet Explorer utilize  relatively weak 40-bit encryption for secure transactions, for example, sending credit card info over the net.  BT recommends you upgrade to 128-bit encryption for maximum security over the internet.

 

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128-bit Encryption - Get it NOW

Download the 128-bit encryption upgrade from Microsoft's website. It's a very small file. When prompted, save the file to disk. Disconnect, shut -down any programs you have running, browse to the file using Windows Explorer and double-click on it. Follow the instructions from there. The 128-bit encryption link is at the very bottom of the page. Here is the link to Microsoft's website:

After installing the update, you can safely delete the down-loaded file. To verify that your encryption is now 128-bit, click on Help>About Internet Explorer. You should see "Cipher Strength 128-bit".

 

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