In an earlier blog post (found here), we shared that the PCI Security Standards Council (SCC) has declared Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 is no longer secure enough to keep sensitive information safe and has mandated it be disabled by June 30th, 2018. After this date, any user processing credit cards using TLS 1.0 will no longer have that ability.
So what does this mean for you?
The 2018 version of both Spectra and myStratus has already been upgraded to use TLS 1.2 (TLS 1.0’s replacement). Any user on this version will be able to continue processing credit cards as normal.
If you use myStratus, we have already automatically upgraded your software to the current 2018 release. Your software is fully compliant. Please see the All Users section of this post to view your next step.
To ensure that you do not have any disruption in your credit card processing, please upgrade to Spectra 2018 right away. If you are not on Spectra 2018 by June 30th, 2018, your ability to process credit cards within the software will cease to work!
For help upgrading to Spectra 2018, please contact Support@StudioPlusSoftware.com.
If you are unable to upgrade to Spectra 2018 by June 30th, please contact Support@StudioPlusSoftware.com to discuss your options.
Click here to read more about Spectra 2018
Click here to download Spectra 2018
While your software may be up to date, your computer may not be. The ability to process credit cards within our software is a team effort between StudioPlus and your work environment. Please make sure you have all Windows updates installed on your computers and Internet Explorer browser is up-to-date, EVEN if this is not your default browser of choice. You can find IE downloads here.
We live in an ever-changing, digital world. These updates are here to protect you and your clients, so please remember to take some time this month to assess any necessary updates that need to take place.
Here at StudioPlus Software, we take the security of your client’s credit card information seriously–we know that you do as well. Please take this opportunity to update your resources.