This news is coming in a little late but I thought it was worth talking about. PayPal apparently is going to start blocking older browsers that it deems as a security risk to it’s own users. Pretty funny in a way - consumers can’t protect themselves so PayPal is having to tell them to upgrade to something that doesn’t come from the Paleozoic era.
There’s an upside to doing this and a few downsides. The obvious upside is that people will be using more current and theoretically more secure browsers that support EV certs and anti-phishing technology. The downsides are that some people seriously cannot afford to buy new equipment, or have chosen older browsers that are less likely to be exploited because no one is writing exploits for them any more. And the worst downside to the browser eco-sphere is an even more homogeneous browser base. I’m not sure if I’m completely in the “this is a good thing for security camp” but it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out over time.