Fall brings lots of change – the seasons, the colors of the leaves and Google’s SSL update.
Google will be updating the Chrome web browser to Google Chrome 68 this July to explicitly flag websites that are secure and not secure.
Lets break it down.
What is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is sometimes used interchangeably with the term TLS – Transport Layer Security. It’s just a protocol that helps encrypt communications over a computer network.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It’s used to transmit secure communications over a computer network, like the internet. It helps keep your data safe so no one tampers with it and to make sure it isn’t forged. (HTTP is the non-secure version of HTTPS.)
What the July Google Chrome Update Means for Your Website:
Since Chrome may very well be the most popular web browser out there, this alert is something you’ll want to take seriously. There’s an update from Google Chrome that may change the way your website shows up online. For those who’ve already added an SSL certificate to their site and made the upgrade to HTTPS, you’re in the clear. But if you haven’t made the switch, this is something you’ll want to pay attention to.
The three reasons Google has for securing your website are:
- Data Integrity
How Will This Warning Affect Your Site?
If your site doesn’t have an SSL certificate installed by the time the HTTPS update is released, your site will display as “not secure” when accessed by the Chrome browser:
Google is Doing Right by its Users
We share ample of our personal information over the internet, whether it be simply filling out a form with our name and email address for transferring money or a newsletter . Google is making its users safer and keeping their data more secure by making this warning more prominent. Users are sure to think twice about sharing information with a prominent security warning.
How Can I Avoid a Security Warning?
The only way to avoid this warning across your site is to install an SSL certificate before the update takes effect.
Get Your SSL Today and Benefit
Don’t miss this chance to upgrade your website and ensure you don’t suddenly undo all your SEO and lose valuable traffic and sales
Brandwitty offers various SSL certificate options for your website. Please get in touch with our sales team via e-mail, or telephone and we’ll go over your options.