Browser Support

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We'll soon be introducing our next-generation control panel for all CasperTech services - CasperPanel.

As part of this modernisation, we will be applying the very latest security policies. This has the unfortunate result that older browsers and devices will be unable to negotiate a secure connection with our website.

What is supported?

You can test your current browser by simply visiting CasperPanel. If the page loads, then you are fine.

However, we have performed extensive testing of various browsers and suites. The following have been found to work:

Browsers

  • FireFox 27 and above
  • Internet Explorer 11 and above (Windows 7 and above only)
  • Google Chrome 29 and above
  • Opera 16 or above
  • Yandex 14.12
  • Safari 7 or above

Devices

  • All devices running iOS 5.1 or above (e.g iPhone 4S, iPad 3rd Generation)
  • All devices running Android 4.4 or above (e.g Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 9, HTC One M8, One.Plus One)
  • Windows Phone NOT SUPPORTED (until Windows Phone 10)

Why are you doing this?

Exploits

Privacy on the Internet has been a hot topic recently. With several critical vulnerabilities found in SSL/TLS, the worst of which may result in your private data being completely and permanently compromised, many server administrators are scrambling to fix security holes which only exist because their configurations are 20 years old.

Intrusive monitoring

In addition, there has been an increasing spotlight on privacy invasions by large, global adversaries - for example, the NSA and GCHQ. While CasperVend is a very unlikely target for such intrusive monitoring, we want to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem.

You see, large website such as Facebook still use obsolete encryption techniques. They have to, really, otherwise people who use old operating systems and browsers wouldn't be able to access their site, and that would cost them millions in revenue.

If Facebook can, why can't we?

We could. We could downgrade our protocol security, and allow our users to potentially be exploited, the benefit of which would be to support older browsers. If every site did this, though, nothing would get fixed. We feel it's important to push users to update their browsers, and to push vendors to fix their code. We are security and privacy advocates and the status quo simply won't do.

We are taking a stand, to help everyone else get there.