**ARE YOU USING A SAFE AND SECURE INTERNET BROWSER?**

Are you using a safe and secure internet browser?  New research shows that if you are using Internet Explorer versions 6-11, you might not be as secure as you think.  According to new research, a hacker has been able to “tweak” the code for Internet Explorer versions 6-11 so that they are able to get information off your computer.  How do they do this you ask?  They get into your internet when you click on “pop-up” advertisements, or advertisements on websites.

Our suggestion for avoiding hackers?  Avoid clicking on any “pop-up” advertisements for any items on your webpage. Also, if you are using Internet Explorer versions 6-11, we suggest upgrading to a higher version of Internet Explorer, or using an alternate web browser such as Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/) or Mozilla Firefox (http://www.ez-download.com/lp/firefox/103/).  If you do not want to change browsers, enhance your security on your internet.  To do this, open Internet Explorer and under the tools icon click “Internet options.”  Under “Internet options,” click on the “Advanced” tab.  Scroll down to the security section and click the box next to “Enable Enhanced Protected Mode.”

If you are using Windows XP system, we suggest you upgrade your system.  Internet Explorer has stopped creating security updates for Windows XP. If it is not an option to upgrade your computer system, we suggest using an alternate browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.