TTB Announcement: Web Browser and Operating System Compatibility Notice
March 27, 2017
By Kristin Carlton, Vice President of Compliance
Due to security upgrades, older Web browsers and computer operating systems will not be supported for use with our website (TTB.gov) or our TTBOnline applications (Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs Online) starting April 11, 2017.
Windows Operating Systems
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in 2014. Support for Windows Vista ends April 11, 2017. Without support, there are no more security updates and Microsoft has stated it is very important that customers migrate to a supported operating system.
Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer versions 10 and below in 2016. Microsoft no longer provides security updates to patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware. The only version that Microsoft supports is Internet Explorer 11.
Other older browsers have similar security vulnerabilities, so TTB Online applications will not support Chrome versions 29 and below, Firefox versions 26 and below, and Safari versions 6 and below.
If you are running any of these unsupported browsers or operating systems, you must take immediate steps to upgrade your computer. If you do not upgrade, you will not be able to access TTB.gov or use Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs Online starting April 11, 2017. Pay.gov is also impacted by this security update.