Why am I being asked to upgrade my browser?

Effective June 1, 2018, the Payment Card Industry is requiring that merchants who accept online credit card payments, disallow the use of non-secure browser versions that are used when accessing the merchant’s websites.

How does this affect me?

The security protocol that is used to communicate between your browser, and web servers, is called TLS (Transport Layer Security). You may know it as its predecessor which was called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is no longer considered secure so it was upgraded to TLS version 1.0.

On June 1, 2018, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are also no longer considered secure. If you are using an older browser version, chances are it is configured to use TLS 1.0. Some older browser versions will allow you to set the version of TLS to a more secure version - e.g. TLS 1.2. Web servers will only allow TLS 1.2 beginning June 1, 2018.

What do I need to do?

Please upgrade your web browser to the latest version by June 1, 2018.

Thank You!

Thank you for your understanding of our need to be compliant with the payment card industry and our need to provide you with the most secure web site as possible.