Security upgrade - important information


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We take data security extremely seriously. As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that your information is held securely, we are upgrading our website security from 26 July 2017.

A browser that is compatible with TLS 1.2 will be required to access the secure areas of the WPA website from this date.

What is TLS?

TLS stands for Transport Layer Security. Websites use TLS to encrypt data and provide secure communications to ensure that your sensitive information is kept safe while you are using our website.

Which browsers are supported and compatible with TLS 1.2?

The browsers below support TLS 1.2:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 11
  • Google Chrome 30 and higher
  • Firefox 27 and higher
  • Apple Safari versions 7 and higher for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
  • Apple Safari versions 5 and higher for iOS 5 and higher
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher

What action do I need to take?

If your browser is supported, you do not need to take any action. If your browser is no longer supported it will be necessary to update your current browser to a compatible version or install an alternative browser.

When does this change go into effect?

From 26 July 2017 the WPA website will only support TLS version 1.2.

Why are we making these changes?

The PCI Security Standards Council has declared that older versions of TLS no longer meet the required criteria to be considered a strong cryptography method and should be disabled in favour of newer versions. WPA has taken a similar decision to many other companies by disabling the use of these older protocols.