SSL 3.0 is nearly 18 years old, but support for it remains widespread. Most importantly, nearly all browsers support it and, in order to work around bugs in HTTPS servers, browsers will retry failed connections with older protocol versions, including SSL 3.0. Because a network attacker can cause connection failures, they can trigger the use of SSL 3.0 and then exploit this issue.

In the interest of providing a secure and reliable service, effective today, we disabled support for SSLv3, following the announced POODLE Bug. Going forward, all secure connections will be conducted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) which all major modern browsers support. We expect this change to have little-to-no impact on the vast majority of users. However, anyone using SSLv3 as their only security option will run into a "Secure Connection Failed" error and won't be able to use the secure section of our site. To address this matter, TLS security should be allowed and a supported browser (Firefox 15+, Chrome 23+, Safari 5+, Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11) should be used.

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