In order to meet the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for safeguarding payment data, outdated communication protocol will be deprecated as of June 30, 2018.
In other words: the internet is upgrading… and it’s a big deal.
Read more about the upgrade here.
Who’s Affected With The Upgrade to TLS 1.2
The June 30 upgrade addresses known vulnerabilities and increase online security.
Since all CRMs and Stripe integrations will be affected by this change, it’s important to act now and make sure your WordPress server is updated.
The good news is that most of servers are already good to go.
How To Check If Your Server Has Been Updated Yet
Please make sure your WordPress servers are updated.
You can do so by using this tool: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tls-1-2-compatibility-test/
- If the plugin says “TLS 1.2 Enabled”, then yay! You are good to go.
- If not, please ask your server host to update PHP / OpenSSL / CURL until TLS 1.2 is enabled.
If you have any follow-up questions, please direct them to your server host.