Update your browser and stay safe

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 2:57 PM

The orkut team is constantly working to keep orkut a fun and safe place for everyone. We've previously posted some tips on staying secure on orkutif you haven't seen them yet, take a look! — but I want to share one more security tip with you: this one is about browsers. 

Your Internet browser is one of the most important software programs on your computer because every website you visit runs through it. Right now you're using a browser to read this blog post, just as you use it to access orkut or any other site on the Internet. 

Orkut itself is fully supported by the latest versions of three major browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. For the best experience, you should always access orkut via one of these browsers.

Although most people on orkut do use one of those browsers, not everyone remembers to frequently update their browser versions. This means that many people may be using an older version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. Old browsers are not only slower and sometimes prone to crashing, but they're also unsafe because they lack the latest security features and bug fixes that are included in newer updates. 

So, if you want to stay safe, remember to update your browser to the latest version. It's free, and it only takes a few minutes! The good news is that if you use Google Chrome, you're already up-to-date — Google Chrome automatically installs the newest version when it becomes available. 

To try Google's web browser, click to download Google Chrome. You can also download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 8 optimized for Google.

Browse safely, folks!

Posted by Ariel, orkut operations team