From a few weeks from now, data transfer with Barclaycard must use the encryption of TLS 1.2. This is a good idea, because it's currently the strongest protocol available.
Wow. I remember when the only way to do this, was for me to print everything out on paper, and trundle down to the bank with it. They would ship it off to their data center, and someone there would type it all in!
So anyway. I upgraded my systems to TLS 1.2 six months ago. But I got a reminder from them, and, suddenly nervous about whether it was all working right, I phoned them up to check. They checked my recent uploads, and confirmed that I was indeed using TLS 1.2
But I wonder how many companies are going to be caught short by this.