Important News PCI & FEDEX
- Posted by Support
- 31 May 2012
PCI Drop Dead Date
U.S. Level 4 Merchant Compliance Plan Status Report Deadline is 6/30/2012 (http://usa.visa.com/merchants/risk_management/cisp_key_dates.html). This mean that ALL merchants, including the bulk of all merchants who are considered level 4.
Level 4 Merchants process less than 20,000 Visa or MasterCard e-commerce transactions per year, and all other merchants processing up to 1 million Visa or MasterCards transactions per year.
The scope of this is such as after 6/30/2012 ALL levels of merchants are expected to be PCI/DSS compliant. No excuses, no extra time and a ton of financial penalties for those who are not.
Financially, 1 breach could send most merchants right out of business with fines from $5,000 and up per EACH breached/defrauded/compromised card. If you aren't compliant, you are dead in the water.
If a member, merchant or service provider does not comply with the security requirements or fails to rectify a security issue, Visa may fine the responsible member. Visa may waive fines in the event of a data compromise if there is no evidence of non-compliance with PCI DSS and Visa rules. To prevent fines a member, merchant, or service provider must maintain full compliance at all times, including at the time of breach as demonstrated during a forensic investigation. Additionally, a member must demonstrate that prior to the compromise the compromised entity had already met the compliance validation requirements, demonstrating full compliance.
We advise that if you haven't started yet, that you start here by reading these 2 common sense tutorials that we wrote to help you deal with the process from a simpler and more straight forward approach.
FEDEX API Cutoff Today
FedEx is expiring their ols Ship Manager API. If you are shipping with FEDEX and delivering their quotes on your website, you must change to the new Web Services API.
To determine if you are using this module, navidate to the MODULES menu in your Zen Cart admin and then under shipping look for a module named FEDEX. YIf you can see a green dot, it is in use, or you can click it and see if it is enabled.
The necessary process is to upgrade to the latest version of the FedEx Web Services Shipping Module (compatible with Zen Cart version 1.3.8a to 1.5.0). The process is painless and inexpensive at $19.99 for us to upgrade this module for you.
We would also like to make a point to "show off" our newest modules from PRO-Webs.... if you have a minute?
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Social Media Icon Bar for Zen Cart Social Bar of social media icons for your Zen Cart product pages including an admin section to control the social media networks (each on/off individually) and toggle the entire module on and off.
Google Products Data Feed Attributes for Zen Cart This module will add new required fields for data export in your Google shopping data feed for Google Product search. This module adds newly required fields.
Main Page Easy Slider Image Gallery with Admin Image Slider Utility For future implementation, development and additional security this version works differently from our 1.3.X Slider admin. This version makes use of your banner manager.