Fedex & UPS Move to Dimensional Weight

Fedex and UPS are both moving to DIM (Dimensional Weight) sooner than you may think. Fedex is scheduled to require DIM January 1, 2015, and UPS on December 29, 2014 for ALL ground services. This imposes a very large problem for many ecommerce platforms, Zen Cart not withstanding, as DIM is calculated by the box…

SSLv3 List of Gateway Terminations

Due to the recent POODLE vulnerability discovery, payment processors have begun disallowing the use of (the industry standard version of) SSL v3, in order to protect everyone’s financial safety. We hope to update this list and make it as complete as possible for Zen Cart users, so you know when the payment solution providers you…

Important SSL Information: SHA-2 migration

Starting in November 2014, SHA-1 will be gradually sunset by Google. Thus, we strongly suggest that anyone using SSL certificates signed with SHA-1 reissue certificate as soon as possible. This is a very similar situation as the SSLv3 security changes hosting companies and website owners have recently dealt with due to the POODLE vulnerability. If…

BluePay Gateway to Remove SSLv3

POODLE Security Advisory In response to a critical security vulnerability, BluePay will be removing support for older browsers, notably Windows XP’s Internet Explorer 6 (IE6); details are provided below. If you are using a patched version of Internet Explorer 7 or above, modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, BluePay will continue to operate normally.…

Authorize.net & POODLE – UPDATED 10-28-2014

POODLE Internet Security Issue UPDATE In order to avoid unnecessary impact to our merchants’ businesses, the planned ending of support for Internet Explorer (IE) 6 has been delayed. At this time, a cut-off date is TBD. Please check back regularly for additional updates. In the meantime, we strongly recommend that all merchants update to the…

Zen Cart v1.5.3 Released!

After much waiting, Zen Cart has released version 1.5.3. While this version is NOT PCI certified, the need for the ton of bug and security fixes and enhancements included, along with cPanel discontinuing support for PHP 5.2.X was and is a real need. When, this version finally finishes the PCI certification process it will be…