Shortly we’ll be making improvements to the security of the One Step Walkers website.
SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols that provide authentication and data encryption between different endpoints (e.g. between your device and our website). Since SSL’s first iteration back in 1995, new versions of each protocol have been released to address vulnerabilities and support the strongest and most secure cipher suites and algorithms. The latest release being TLS 1.3.
We have followed best practice guidance by using the latest supported versions of the protocol but equally as important is to disable the older versions.
Continuing to support old versions of the protocols can leave us vulnerable to downgrade attacks, where hackers force connections to our website to use older versions of the protocols that have known exploits.
“Apple said: ‘Complete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support will be removed from Safari in updates to Apple iOS and macOS beginning in March 2020.’ Google has said it will remove support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Chrome 81 (released March 2020). Microsoft said it would do the same ‘on September 8, 2020’.”
We soon will be waving goodbye to these insecure and unsupported protocols to provide the best level of security for you and our website. However, if you are using an old unsupported device you may have trouble accessing our website in the near future.
The minimum requirements to continue to access the One Step Walkers website will be as follows.