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New CRA security update


#1

Since CRA is requiring the use of TLS 1.2, Taxcycle should consider implementing the ability to test the security protocol the user is using. Clicking the test button would send a request to the Taxcycle servers and respond if the right protocol is in use. There are a lot of tax preparers who are not that computer savy and this may save you a lot of support time if users are getting rejected filings


#2

We’ll be taking more steps in up-coming releases to handle this change over. Adding some additional test functionality is a good idea. I’ll add a way to test what the current system supports.

On October 14, 2014 Microsoft issued a security advisory update that automatically enabled TLS 1.2 for Windows 7, Server 2008 and newer. Though this update has been made available, not everyone may have applied this yet.

I should note that we switched over to TLS 1.2 in the June version of TaxCycle (4.5.x).