At the end of October 2017, Google Chrome will now mark all HTTP pages as 'Not Secure'. If you have any forms, login fields or input sections on your website (where users can enter data, such as on a 'Contact Us' page), Chrome will show 'Not Secure' in the address bar.

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL standards for Secure Socket Layer. It encrypts the user's connection with the website they are currently browsing. It protects all information passed between the user's computer and your website. Thereby preventing any hackers from 'eavesdropping' and stealing confidential and personal information such as name, address, credit card information and passwords.

demo search of chrome HTTP unsecure site
Source: Chromium

Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the "Not secure" warning when users type data into HTTP sites.

How will this change affect your business?

In this new Digital Age, people are becoming more and more aware of their security online. This is due to common incidences such as credit card fraud. An unsecure website will result in a loss of customers and potential leads and a loss of trust in your company. Let's face it, we have all looked for a 'green, Secure' lock icon when entering personal information on a website. Why should you not give your customers this peace of mind too?

Secure your online asset today!

To fix this issue, you need to get an SSL certificate which will mark your website as a HTTPS page. Chrome (and all other browsers) will then mark your website with a 'Secure' connection. This gives customers a peace of mind when browsing your website.

Adaptive Digital are leaders in our industry. When it comes to SSL certificates, we can have you up and running securely in no time. If you'd like to discuss getting an SSL certificate for your website or just have questions, contact us today!

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