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Important Industry Security Changes

by Mira Brody - May 22, 2018
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Across the web companies are dropping support for browsers that use an outdated encryption transmission method called TLSv1. Modern encryption is mandated to process credit card payments online and keep data safe. In order for sites to keep the PCI compliance they need to process payments, TLSv1 must be disabled by July 1st, 2018.

Few People will be Affected
It's likely you won't notice this change at all. Almost all internet users — 99.5% of visitors to our website, for example — are using new enough browsers that they won't be affected. Many companies, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and Salesforce, are disabling support for these obsolete browsers.

Browsers with minimum encryption support include:
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Chrome 30
  • Safari 7
  • Firefox 27
  • Edge 12
  • Android Browser 4.4

If you're not sure whether the browser you use on a regular basis is the most up-to-date version, view your options at https://updatemybrowser.org

JTech's Timeline
On June 18th, we will start redirecting users with obsolete browsers that do not meet the minimum requirements to a page informing them what is happening and what next steps they need to take.

On July 1st, 2018, the out-of-date security protocol will be disabled. Users of obsolete browsers will no longer be able to access websites hosted by JTech Communications.

Security remains an area of focus for us — this change is a necessary step to protect our clients and their customers from fraudulent credit card charges and the potential for unwanted intrusions into their websites and data. If you have any questions about this change, please contact us.

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