Google SSL Warnings

Google chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ and prominently highlight this in its URL bar.

Over the course of the last few years, Google has strongly advocated for the use of HTTPS to help keep your browsing data safe from anybody who could be spying on your web traffic while it’s in transit between your browser and a server. With Chrome 62, Google already started marking all HTTP sites that had data entry fields as insecure and even back in 2016, it already started showing the same warning for all sites that asked for passwords and credit cards.

With this upcoming update, every HTTP site will be flagged as ‘not secure,’ whether it includes input fields or not. According to Google, 81 of the top 100 websites use HTTPS by default, over 68 per cent of Chrome traffic on Android and Windows occurs over HTTPS, and over 78 per cent of Chrome traffic on Chrome OS and macOS and iOS travels securely

How do you tell if your site is secure or not?

  1. A site that uses http is not secure.
  2. A site that uses https is secure.

Why is this important?

  • Most users will abandon your website once it has been flagged down as ‘not secure’.
  • You will be down ranked by google’s search engine therefore your users will not find you.This means your Search Engine Optimization score will drop down drastically.
  • With https your site is protected from hackers who may want to steal information or use information on your website.

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