MDC upgrading security for permit website and mobile apps

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants users of its permit-purchasing website ( or and free mobile apps – MO Hunting and MO Fishing – to know that it will be upgrading the website and mobile apps in mid-January for increased security.

“Following a recent update to the Internet and Payment Card Industry compliance standards, anyone accessing our permit-sales site will be required to use an internet browser that supports these changes,” said MDC Permit Services Supervisor Nathan Bess. “PCI compliance governs the information that is transferred during an online transaction. These changes are necessary to protect our customers’ information. Users will be impacted if they are not operating with the latest versions of some browsers.”

MDC encourages website users to update their browser versions. The following browser versions will no longer be supported by the permit website beginning Jan. 17: Internet Explorer Version 10 or less, Google Chrome Version 29 or less, Mozilla Firefox Version 27 or less, and Safari Version 6 or less.

Android users of the Department’s MO Hunting and MO Fishing apps will need to have at least version 5.0 to continue using the apps. Users with Apple phones and other Apple mobile devices will not be affected.