Chrome update to shows sites as ‘NOT SECURE’

A chrome update planned for July this year is set to show un-encrypted websites as ‘NOT Secure’. This update is called Chrome 68 and is planned for the week July 22nd – 28th 2018. Eventually this not secure warning will accompany by a red-for-danger icon to make users more aware of the site being insecure.

What does it mean for my website to be encrypted?
This means that traffic between a users device and your website can not be (easily) stolen. If data sent from your website was intercepted it will show as gibberish as it is encrypted, however, If your site isn’t encrypted this data if intercepted can easily be read by the attacker.

How do I know if my site is encrypted?
If you do not have an SSL Certificate installed, then your website is not secure. If you are unsure if your website is insecure, simply type “https://” before your domain i.e. https://example.com and if you go to a page saying this page is not secure then your website is not encrypted.

Should my website be encrypted?

Having an SSL certificate is vital for any website, especially E-commerce websites and can help customers trust your website. SSL certificates can also help with SEO rankings on many search engines.

 

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