The announcement comes more than a year after Silhouette America originally released Silhouette Studio V3. Until now users essentially had the option to continue using V2 (aka Legacy). However, in a June 10 statement about the latest version of V3 (V3.3.622), Silhouette America states a security update will make it necessary for users to get the free V3 update or they will no longer have access to the Design Store.
'Recently, the SSL security protocol that is used by many operating systems’ native browser became vulnerable and is no longer deemed secure by credit card companies.
The new version uses the TLS protocol to send data to the Silhouette Design Store, which offers proper data security. The update only affects the Silhouette Design Store and its security, as well as securely transferring information when upgrading the software with a license key.' - Silhouette America
Silhouette America must comply with credit card company encryption policies which make the Critical Security Update necessary to protect users.
Please note, you can continue to use V2 if you'd like, but you will still have to get an updated V2 patch. "We will be providing access to a patched V2 version for users who wish to remain on an older heritage version of the software," the SA statement reads. If you choose not to get the patch or update to V3 you will NOT be able able to access or purchase designs from the Silhouette Design Store and you will not be able to access your license keys (codes for things such as Designer and Business Edition).
More information about this crucial update can be found on the Silhouette America website.
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