Final heads up if you don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your website! We announced this is in our article last year - Your Website Safety in 2017 to give everyone time to prepare
As of October, Google will be releasing Chrome 62 which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure.
Currently, Google Chrome (which around half of all internet users use to browse online) warns users by placing a “Not secure” label in the address bar if they are visiting an insecure web page that contains a credit card or password input field.
In October, these warnings are set to extend to a further two scenarios:
1. When a user fills in ANY input field type on an insecure web page
2. ALL insecure web pages when browsing via incognito mode
Google Chrome eventually plans to extend this warning to users to show for ALL insecure web pages, whether or not they have any particular types of input fields on them and regardless of whether they are being viewed in regular or incognito browsing modes. (You can read their full announcement on the changes here!)
So, if you’re still running your website without an SSL certificate, now is definitely the time to make the switch over from http to https!
Full details are available from our Blog Article Here
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017