SHA-2 approaching - Are you ready?

April 29, 2016

The press release from Bacs earlier this year stated that with the internet constantly developing, changes had to be made in order to maintain security.

For many of our existing customers you may have heard about the new update set to come out on the 13th of June 2016.

The press release from Bacs earlier this year stated that with the internet constantly developing, changes had to be made in order to maintain security. The changes that Bacs mentioned is regarding a more sophisticated level of internet security, known as SHA-2. SHA(Secure Hash Algorithm). The internet community is moving away from the existing security, called SHA-1, and replacing these with the new SHA-2 certificates.

As a Bacs approved software supplier, we understand that this could be a cause for concern for some of our customers, but we wanted to reassure you that this will not affect the usage of our software and nor should you notice any difference whilst using the service.

What have Interbacs done about it?

We have been aware of this update for some time now and our in house developers have been assisting with Vocalink by submitting feedback on their test service and put plans in place to implement the SHA-2 changes to our software as soon as it is made possible. You may be wondering why these changes have to take place but we rest assure that the changes are necessary because of the improved security measures being adopted for your security.

Although the update is set to come out by the 13th we have begun to roll out our update and we are implementing these changes prior to the 1st of June 2016. We want to reassure all our existing customers that these changes will not affect them and they will be able to use the software as normal.

For any direct submitters reading this article who haven’t contacted their software supplier then now is the time to do so to see how these changes may affect you. Or alternatively if you are looking for a new solution supplier then please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly advisors.

You can contact us by emailing sales@Interbacs.com or by calling our direct line on 08444 127 180 selecting option 1. You can also find additional information and updates on our social media pages, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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