Technical bulletin about our website security…you want to know!

Attention, Mission Repair customers!

We’ve got a security update in the works that we wanted to share, and more importantly, describe how it could impact your online experience with Mission Repair.

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In a nutshell, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) recently released FAQs ahead of changes to their data security standards. Among their recommendations, the Security Council heavily encouraged hosting providers to upgrade its Transport Layer Security (TLS) as soon as possible.

With security as one of our top priorities, our IT team is currently working to implement this update, so we wanted to provide you with plenty of advanced notice so you can prepare for the upgrade taking place at the end of June. At that time, we’ll be disabling TLS 1.0 and moving to TLS 1.1 or 1.2 so we can continue to exceed PCI certification requirements and ensure all of our customer data remains safe.

What does this update mean for you?

Overall, the impact to your experience on MissionRepair.com is small. The main area to prepare for is in terms of any shoppers who try to access our site using Internet Explorer 10 or lower. These users will still be able to access the site without issue, but will receive an error message when visiting secure pages, such as our one page checkout where you’d type in your credit card information. Please note that a very small percentage of web traffic comes from these older browsers, so it most likely won’t even affect you at all.

Customers and administrators who want to continue using Internet Explorer 10 or lower can easily do so with just a few changes to their browser settings:

  • -On the Internet Explorer main menu, select Tools > Internet Options.
  • -In the Internet Options box, select the Advanced tab.
  • -In the Security category, uncheck Use SSL 3.0 and check Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2 (if available).
  • -Click OK
  • -Exit and restart Internet Explorer

  • We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we get closer to the end of June. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact our Support team for more information.

    Thanks, Ryan

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