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    Some customers who are also PayPal customers may have received this E-mail:

    We're contacting our merchants with some important information in response to an industry-wide security upgrade, not unique to PayPal. This change involves upgrading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates over the course of 2015 and 2016.
    Since these changes are technical in nature, we advise you to consult your partner, website provider, or the people responsible for your PayPal integration. They will be able to identify if any changes will be needed. If you don't have a technology team, you should change this, and we can work with them to ensure that you continue to process payments through your current integration with PayPal.
    Full technical details can be found in our Merchant Security System Upgrade Guide ( In addition, our 2015-2016 SSL Certificate Change microsite ( contains a schedule of our service upgrade plan.

    This is what this E-mail tells us:
    1. PayPal will no longer use a 1024bit root certificate. This could only be a problem if using something very old to connect to PayPal such as an old version of Internet Explorer browser (may be something like Explorer v6 or earlier).
    2. They are also suggesting the their customer prepare now for 2016 by replacing any certificates that use a 1024 bit root certficate. You will need to check with your hosting company to find out if they are phasing out 1024 bit certificates

    In conclusion, this will not directly affect SellerDeck