If you follow the technical side of the news, you will have noted stories in recent days about a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is unpatched so far. The government of Germany went so far as to issue a public recommendation to all citizens to temporarily stop using Microsoft’s web browser.
One of my clients uses ON24 Webcast Center. Meeting attendees and presenters can log in using a variety of browsers. But I discovered today that I cannot log in to my administrator account on any browser other than Internet Explorer. I attempted it on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Both login pages returned a terse note: “Unsupported browser. Please install MS IE 7.0 or higher.”
Hmmm… I am not a huge fan of software so closely tied to one and only one web browser. That seems like an archaic dependency in a time when web browsing alternatives are so readily available. And when Internet Explorer seems to be the target of more and more attacks.
The good news is that I also have a test account of ON24’s updated version of their webcasting software: Webcast Elite. I am happy to report that it let me log in using both Chrome and Firefox.
Take this as just one more reason to upgrade to ON24’s newer product if you are still using the older Webcast Center. The biggest reason is that Webcast Elite is just an infinitely better piece of webcasting software. Sometimes change is good.