To ensure the security of our online banking users, here's what you need to know about using unsupported or outdated browsers, and how to update to the latest version.
A browser is free software which allows a user to access and 'browse' web sites. Examples include Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Samsung Browser.
Some offer differing combinations of performance and features, such as extensions and add-ons, and bookmark-syncing. Using an up-to-date version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari is the best way to ensure your experience online is optimal.
It's easy to download and install the latest version of a browser, and there's no reason you can't use more than one at once - try a few out. Be sure to only download browsers from the official website, to ensure you are using authentic, unmodified software. For help, please call the Greater Bank Contact Centre 1300 651 400.
The World Wide Web moves fast. Every day, new ways to build and deliver better websites are developed. At the same time, security issues become known, and the organisations who maintain browsers rush to release new versions that ensure their users are protected.
Using an up-to-date browser ensures that you are both safe on the web, and that you experience the latest and greatest the web has to offer. Ensure your browser is up-to-date so that your online banking experience is secure and issue-free.
Click on the links below to update to the latest version of your chosen browser
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge - Updates to Edge are automatically installed when Windows 10 is updated. So to keep Edge up to date, you need to keep Windows 10 up to date. Microsoft Windows 10 will periodically check for updates and install them. This will automatically mean that you have the latest "stable" version of the Edge web browser. (source)
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
In some cases, it's not possible to update to the latest version of popular browsers. For example, if you are using an older device with an operating system such as Windows XP, you may find that certain browsers cannot be updated beyond a certain version. It is very important to consider updating your device to use a modern operating system such as Windows 10, macOS, iOS 11, or Android 8, to ensure that your device's software receives security and functionality updates.
If you cannot do this, your online banking account may be exposed to security issues. The safest option is then to avoid using online banking on devices which are not up-to-date.