Point of Sale Resource for Businesses in Alaska

TLS Updates - Thank You!

Jun 28, 2018 8:29:30 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Skurlas, Point of Sale, TLS


We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the hard  work (and your patience) in the effort to get the TLS updates applied to your point of sale system and equipment. 

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Warning - You May Not Be Able to Accept Credit Cards Next Month!

May 24, 2018 8:03:24 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Accepting Credit Card Payments, Credit Cards, TLS


In reference to last month's article about the TLS issue, we just want to remind everyone again that if you have not updated your point of sale system, most likely your integrated credit cards* will stop working in June.  While the official deadline is June 30th, many gateways are proactively switching over before then.

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Understanding the TLS Issue & Why Your Credit Cards May Stop Working!

May 4, 2018 7:20:06 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Credit card, PCI, TLS


Yes, credit cards may stop working on your point of sale system this summer!  We are providing you with more information on this important issue - please take a moment to read.

First some definitions and background on this topic:

TLS: Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol used to establish a secure communications channel between two systems.

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private.

On Feb. 13, 2015, the PCI Security Standards Council announced that SSL, a protocol designed to ensure that data provided between a web server and a web browser, such as credit card information, remains secure - is no longer an acceptable way to provide strong cryptography, due to a number of known fundamental vulnerabilities. The deadline is June 30, 2018. 

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