Not much of a punchline I know, but it’s an important part of how your web browser (such as Google Chrome or MozillaFirefox) connects to PEXA. The web browser’s description of itself in this case is actually called a ‘user agent’.
What is a user agent?
The short version is that it’s a line of text that tells PEXA (and other services you access on the internet) which browsers and operating systems are being used to connect to them. E.g. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Recently PEXA identified which browsers, and versions of these browsers, were connecting to PEXA for the month of August and we found some interesting results. The majority of our members are connecting to PEXA with up-to-date web browsershowever there is a small percentage connecting with outdated browsers, some dating back to 2013.
How do I update my web browser?
Like any software, web browsers are constantly being updated with patches and other updates.They commonly include updates to important security features which are pivotal to staying safe on the internet, especially when using platforms like PEXA to manage your client’s information.
How can you address this?
If you are one of the few that are using an outdated web browser, it’s time to update! By updating your browser, you are one step closer to having a more secure system.
If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, you can follow this link