TLS Updates - Thank You!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jun 28, 2018 8:33:25 AM

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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Understanding the TLS Issue - Relax - MobileBytes Has You Covered!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Apr 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Isn't it nice being on a system that has you covered?  No action required on your part.  But just in case you want to know what is happening out there in the credit card world, take a moment to read below:

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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