For those who have arrived at this site, your internet browser is applying among the old, vulnerable file encryption technologies, and you won’t be in a position to connect to the alumni and donor sites (alumni.stanford.edu or makeagift.stanford.edu) before you change your browser, or before you change to a browser that props up latest file encryption technology (TLS version 1.2).
The Stanford College alumni and donor sites (alumni.stanford.edu and makeagift.stanford.edu) have lately had their server security tightened, as suggested by all leading data security organizations, such as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the nation’s Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the Financial Services Information Discussing Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the Retail Solution Providers Association, your accommodation Technology Next-gen organization, the nation’s Restaurant Association, and also the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
The vulnerabilities from the formerly used file encryption technologies (SSL and early TLS versions 1. and 1.1) are serious and set organizations vulnerable to being breached. Because Stanford College takes protection of alumni and donor accounts and knowledge seriously, we’ve taken action to get rid of the vulnerable technologies from your websites, and employ only TLS version 1.2, the "new normal" for highly secure websites.
Consequently, some older and insecure internet browser versions are actually not able to gain access to the alumni and donor websites.
You are able to verify which file encryption technologies your present internet browser is applying by going to this website: https://www.howsmyssl.com/
A table listing which internet browser versions support TLS version 1.2 is here now.
Below you’ll find links to various web browsers’ upgrade sites: