March 20, 2015 at 12:16 am #12376mrcordiSpectator
I received the email below from PayPal today and am wondering if e-store is impacted by the proposed changes.
I am using WP 4.1.1.
The URL of the microsite mentioned in the email is *****REDACTED BY MODERATOR*****
We continue to make significant investments and improvements to our infrastructure to help you grow your business. These improvements sometimes require us to perform service upgrades.
Over the course of 2015 and 2016, we’ll be upgrading various SSL certificates, including:
The version of the VeriSign Trusted Root Certificate used to establish secure connections to PayPal.
The signing algorithm of certificates (from SHA-1 to SHA-256).
Why is this happening?
We’re taking measures to address industry-wide security concerns. When implemented, these measures can help us improve the security and reliability of our PayPal integrations and help guard against current and future security threats.
When is this happening?
We’ll begin upgrading SSL certificates for our production endpoints in May 2015. We’ve published the schedule of our service upgrade plan on our 2015-2016 SSL Certificate Change microsite. Please check this site from time to time for the most recent updates as published schedules may change.
The Sandbox environment is ready for testing now. Testing in the Sandbox environment is one of the best ways to make sure your integration works.
What do I need to do?
To find out what you must do to help future-proof your integration, please refer to the Merchant Security System Upgrade Guide on the microsite. This guide also contains important details of these upgrades and information about how they may impact your integration.
If you’re impacted by these upgrades, you may need to implement these changes prior to the dates listed on the microsite. If you don’t, you may not be able to process payments through your current integration with PayPal. If you’re integrated with a third party, please check with them for any additional steps you may need to take.
If you have any questions, please contact our Merchant Technical Services team via our Technical Support website.
Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve our services.March 20, 2015 at 12:41 am #69207wzpModerator
I hope you, or anyone else who saw this message before I redacted the post, didn’t click on that link. It is likely a phishing scam.
However, because custhelp.com is registered to Oracle, the best thing to do is to call PayPal’s support number (888) 221-1161 directly and ask.March 20, 2015 at 1:21 am #69208adminKeymaster
You have nothing to worry about really. If anything is impacted due to some changes made by PayPal, we will have a new release ready for our plugin.
We are an official PayPal partner. So we will always have a proper and working PayPal integration.March 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm #69209mrcordiSpectator
Thank you both for your replies.
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