At launch, your website was likely tested to function on the latest versions of the most popular browsers. To ensure the platforms run smoothly for the billions of people who use them daily, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and the like are frequently updated to address bug fixes and security concerns.
While these updates are critical, they can unfortunately introduce code that conflicts with your website.
Google Chrome, for example, is updated to fix minor bugs every two to three weeks and every six weeks with more significant revisions. That means in two years, the platform will have been updated 26 times. That’s also at least 26 times your website will potentially be exposed to risks.
If your website integrates with other technology such as Salesforce or Marketo, be aware that when updates are made to these systems, they can also impact the functionality of your site.
Outdated websites with less stable coding and modules are most vulnerable and susceptible to hackers and security breaches. Adhering to various software, code and module updates is the best way to protect your site and its visitors from potential harm.