Important TLS Disablement Notice from Authorize.net

Authorize.net sent a TLS Disablement Notice to alert customers they plan to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 prior to 2018. TLS is a security protocol used to protect information sent from a server to another ‘node’ like a personal computer or another server. As attacks adapt, so must the protocol. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements […]

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Authorize Capture or Just Authorize?

What is the difference between authorize and authorize capture? During the checkout process, your website sends customer information and instructions on what to do with it to your payment gateway in the form of a ‘request’.  The two most common requests are Authorize and Authorize Capture. Your gateway then acts on your request by communicating with your […]

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Authorize.net Technical Updates

Once again Authorize.net is sending out emails to their clients regarding technical updates. I’ve checked numerous sites and the only changes I’ve had to make are regarding the Akamai SureRoute Reminder. According to Authorize.net: We strongly recommend that you proactively update your website or payment solution during Phase One rather than waiting to be automatically updated during […]

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What browser should I use?

Is Firefox better than Chrome? Is Chrome better than Internet Explorer (IE)? What difference does it make what browser I use? These are all questions I have had to answer. So here are my thoughts. First, you need to understand what is a browser. So if you’ve not read that post, check it out first. […]

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What is a browser?

Why is there more than one browser? Are all browsers the same? A browser is like a chauffeur and interpreter for the internet. It takes you where you want to go (a webpage) and then translates the code it finds into a visual representation on your screen (or printer). Like most things, competition arises when there is […]

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