EQuIPP.org sunset of TLS 1.0 or lower encryption protocols
In accordance with our continuous improvement initiatives and in line with our evolving security footprint PQS will be eliminating access to EQuIPP.org from any browser currently using TLS 1.0 or earlier encryption protocols. Substantial vulnerabilities reside in version 1.0 and earlier of TLS that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. This does not affect the majority of users (Firefox and chrome by default do not use TLS 1.0 or older), however the desire is to eliminate this completely from our landscape.
If you are using Internet Explorer to access EQuIPP.org, this guide can help you achieve compatibility with TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2. It is recommended to use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or newer to achieve compatibility. If that is not possible for your organization, or if both TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are disabled in your configuration, follow the instructions in this article to achieve compatibility.
To quickly test for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 compatibility, open https://tls1test.salesforce.com within Internet Explorer. If you see a web page that resembles the following image and contains the text: "TLS 1.0 Deactivation Test Passed," then your Internet Explorer web browser is already compatible with EQuIPP.org deactivation scheduled for Thursday September 21st .
The below directions with show you how to protect yourself by forcing your browser to use only the safer TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 protocols.
Please feel free to reach out to the PQS team with any questions or concerns.
1. Left-click the gear icon:
2. Select “Internet options” from the dropdown menu:
3. Click the “Advanced” tab, scroll down and deselect “SSL 3.0” and “TLS 1.0”.
4. Click “OK” to accept your changes, which should take effect immediately. (You may need to refresh your browser.)