Browser Security Upgrade Information

Starting July 1, 2018, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 encryption protocols will be disabled on After this date, you will not be able to access the American Musical Supply site if you are using a browser that does not support the TLS 1.2 protocol.

Why are we making this change?

There have been serious and systemic security issues with earlier versions of TLS ("Transport Layer Security") and its predecessor, SSL ("Secure Sockets Layer"). These threaten to break trust in fundamental methods of secure communication, exposing you to breaches in security. In order to align with security industry best practices for security and data integrity, American Musical Supply is discontinuing support for these earlier encryption protocols.

The PCI Security Council sets the rules on which technologies are acceptable for use in transmitting cardholder data. They have explicitly identified TLS 1.0 and 1.1 as no longer being a strong form of encryption because they are vulnerable to many known attacks.

This is not an action American Musical Supply is taking alone. EVERY website that transmits or processes credit card data will be making this change. If you are using an insecure or unsupported browser, you will find that all secure websites will stop working very soon.

Browser Support

Most browsers have supported TLS 1.2 for several years.

Web browsers that DO NOT support TLS 1.2 and will no longer work include those listed below (and earlier versions).


  • iOS 4
  • Android 4
  • Blackberry 10
  • Samsung Internet 3
  • Kindle Fire HD with Android 4


  • Google Chrome 29
  • Firefox 26
  • Internet Explorer (IE) 10
  • Safari 6
  • Opera 16