On January 1, 2016, there could be a number of devices where the security will no longer work. You know that small green or gold lock that usually sits in the corner of your web address bar on your browser? Visit us here: https://www.elitefixtures.com/index.cfm?dsp=member.cart.view and you will see it! Yes, that one!
Well, this lock is displayed for your protection. However, on Jan. 1st, support will be dropped for a certain level of encryption where older devices will no longer meet the requirements. The techies (such as myself) refer to this as SHA-1. Over the next year, algorithms of encryption that are older than SHA-1 level will no longer meet the required trusted security level and thus not render that lock.
For a better explanation that’s less technical, it works like this….. When you connect to a website from your web-browser (phone, pc, mac, tablet, etc) you send and receive data to communicate with the website. During this process, and most certainly at checkout when making a purchase, there is encrypted (or secretive) data being passed back and forth. Ahhh yes, that little mystery green or gold lock you see is actually doing something! If it didn’t have that lock, whatever was being passed back and forth would be deemed unencrypted and could essentially be picked up by hackers.
We take security serious and are always striving to keep each and every one of our customers feeling secure from their shopping experience at www.EliteFixtures.com. Keep your software up-to-date and be sure to always look for that lock anytime you’re transmitting sensitive data!