During the start of 2017, Google quietly introduced a new feature within Chrome which meant that any sites which were a potential risk to users’ privacy or were collecting sensitive data such as passwords or credit card details had a rather alarming message displayed to the user as ‘Non-Secure’ within their browser’s address bar.
Now, with 2018 well underway, Google have turned up the heat on organisations with a web presence by announcing that as of June, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
SSL certificates ensure there is protection and privacy between a user and the server where the website you are visiting resides. This security layer ensures that sensitive data transferred between yourself and the website is encrypted and hidden from any prying eyes or malicious intent.
Websites that have SSL certificates installed will now be more easily identifiable by the ‘HTTPS’ in the browser address bar, the green padlock, and the “Secure” message.
Having an SSL Certificate included with your website and serving content to your users with HTTPS inspires trust between you as an organisation and your users.
With this new implementation from Google, a global market leader, you can be sure that the other tech giants such as Mozilla and Microsoft will be swiftly following suit. Don’t get left behind – have a chat with us and find out how easy it is to secure your site.