Network Maintenance [Jan. 17th]

This notice below, from our data center providers is to inform you of some upcoming network maintenance in the Orlando Data Center. Please read the following details carefully: Maintenance type: Networking/Hardware Procedure: Maintenance tasks on the network core. There is a line card believed to be faulty that will be powered down and back up…

Zen Cart 1.5.4

Zen Cart v1.5.4 has been released. According to Zen Cart, v1.5.4 has undergone PA-DSS certification, and the paperwork is awaiting a final review by the PCI SSC, before being listed on their site by the end of January. The changes within are not what we expected entirely… In fact there are a bunch of changes…

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…