As a valued supporter of OM Australia, we wanted to bring to your attention some important security changes that are happening across the computer industry that affect how you use the internet and how your computer connects to us and how you engage with us and our mission.

About the Changes

The standards body that regulates how credit and debit card payments are handled over the internet, are changing their minimum standard for sending card information over the internet. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards council is requiring that all software vendors and payment processors, (such as Paypal, or Verified by Visa), make updates to support a more secure encryption for credit and debit cards. The encryption is called, Transport Layer Security encryption protocol (TLS).

How do the changes affect you?

What this means for you is that you should be on the latest browsers and operating systems to continue to access your online banking, pay your bills online and importantly for us, to continue to support our organisation.

These changes are taking affect from 15 March, 2018.

These changes are a good thing as it will keep all information sent over the internet more secure. Ensuring you’re on the latest operating system and browser will also prevent any disruption in your ability to make donations to our organisation.

Below is a list of browsers, and operating systems that are on TLS compliant versions:

Compatible Operating Systems Required

· Windows® 7

· Windows® 8

· Windows® 8.1

· Windows® 10

· Windows Server 2008® R2

· Windows Server 2012®

· Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or Later

Compatible Browsers Required

· Chrome® v.22+

· Firefox® version v.27+

· Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled)

· Internet Explorer v.11

· Safari® v.7+

· Edge®

Mobile Browsers

· Safari v. 5+

· Firefox version v.27+

· Internet Explorer v.11+

· Opera® v. 14+

More Info & Assistance

If you want more information on this wide ranging change, you can read the blog at the PCI standard web site, at or search for PCI TLS in your favourite browser.

If you have any issues connecting to our web site, making donations or emailing us, please feel free to call us on +61 (03) 8820 3200 or email us at

We like to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to support our organisation.

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