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2Checkout PCI DSS is here – Update may be needed

PCI DSS 3.1 - Payment Card Industry Security systemInsecurity of internet user’s data has always been one of the let-downs of using the internet. There’s no where you turn to that this subject will not pop up, it is a worldwide issue. Of recent, precisely last year, Heartbleed breach took the world of internet by surprise, and most of the top players were affected. How this happened I cannot tell, but, the little I know is that, there was a loophole that those masterminding hackers exploited into gaining access. Nothing else!

In order to prevent such a reoccurring in the closer future, the present secure socket layer (SSL) web security layer which has been in use for a very long time will be downgraded and out of use starting from this month. An upgraded version of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council’s latest Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.1 will block, straighten and strengthen the system against future exploits.

Upgrade to PCI DSS 3.1…you can’t afford to wait for the evil days.

One of the top consumer of PCI’s products, 2Checkout, has mandated all of their customers around the world to upgrade to DSS 3.1 in order to deliver high-quality and secure web experience. We are proud to be one of 2Co’s loyal customer though 🙂

Here’s the statement released, it read thus:

"From protecting the identity of our Merchants to securing your customers' transactions, our focus here at 2Checkout is to process your payments securely and efficiently while adhering to the latest changes and updates within the payments industry.   

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) has released its latest data security standard (DSS) 3.1,  which mandates all  businesses move away from Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) web encryption because it's no longer considered strong enough.  

Your customers often notice SSL when a little padlock appears online to denote that the encrypted transmission of sensitive payment data is now possible, allowing a transaction to go ahead during the checkout process. It may also appear when your customers view SSL security certificates.

After a series of browser attacks took advantage of vulnerabilities in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the PCI Data Security Standard was updated to use the more secure, current version of Transport Layer Security (TLS).

The 3.1 upgrade will dissolve the use of SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 as permitted security protocols, so2Checkout will no longer support SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 as of June 30th, 2016. This will mean that all API requests, Vendor Admin sessions and standard checkout processes will need to use TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2.   

As a Merchant, you may need to make updates to your servers, programming language and even the browser you are using.  

The 2Checkout Sandbox environment, sandbox.2checkout.com, has already been changed to support only TLS1.1 and TLS1.2. Tests can be performed today with your shopping cart integration and API calls against that environment, so you can get ahead of the June 30th deadline.

2Checkout will be sending additional communications to you as information becomes available, along with any other updates we may have.  

As always, you may reach us at techsuppport@2heckout.com with any questions. 

Integrations Team
2Checkout "

Payment Card Industry functionality

Still don’t understand why PCI released DSS 3.1 as an upgrade on SSL, or what it can do for your business? Then, think about this:

PCI DSS 3.1 features

Do you still want more information? Download the PDF guide here, it contains all you need to know more about PCI security.

Are you curious of knowing what internet thieves really want from you?

The picture below explains more about the type of information encrypted on your payment card and what they stands for.

PCI - Types of Data on a Payment Card That Thieves Want to Steal

If you are one of 2Checkout user like we are, please adhere to this change to enjoy the latest of web security available in DSS 3.1.

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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