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The Google Chrome ‘Not Secure’ Warning

In recent months, the importance of SSL certificates (https://) has been highlighted by Google, through it’s Chrome browser. Google Chrome will now display a ‘Not Secure’ warning in the address bar when you click into a form field, or if it thinks you’re entering sensitive information such as usernames or passwords.

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From July 2018, Google Chrome will mark all http sites as ‘Not Secure’.

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate which is used to authenticate the website’s identity. It also encrypts data sent to the server, to ensure it cannot be intercepted in transit. This is important when inputting usernames, passwords and personal data into web forms.

SSL certificates are purchased and renewed on an annual basis.

How do I avoid this warning?

To avoid this warning and give your users confidence, we can install an SSL certificate and migrate your website from http to https.

This¬†can usually be completed within a couple of hours, and will ensure your website always displays the green padlock in the browser, avoiding any confusion or potential negative¬†effects caused by the ‘Not Secure’ warning in Google Chrome.

Contact the studio for more information about switching from http to https.

Jason Nye

Lead Web Developer | Designer

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