Google Chrome 68 has launched and its effect is already showing on all websites without any Secure Socket Layer (SSL) installed.
The mandatory requirement of an SSL certificate for websites has been indicated since the beginning of 2017 by Google and others.
SSL protects all exchanged information on a website. Think of personal data, online purchases, and financial transactions. This confidential data may just end up in the hands of wrong people (criminals) if there is no SSL in place.
If your website has an SSL certificate, you show your visitors and customers that their data are handled securely.
Google has now started imposing serious sanctions against websites without an SSL certificate. A site without SSL now displays the NOT SECURE warning.
The search giant announced this will happened before in a blog post in February 2018 about the release of a new update for Google Chrome (Chrome 68). The update has since been released according to schedule in July 2018.
In the Chrome 68 update, Google now shows directly in the top left of the URL bar whether websites have a secure connection and it is indicated by a green lock and an HTTPS connection. If you do not have an HTTPS connection, the URL bar will state that the website is ‘Not Secure’. As you know, this does not inspire confidence for website visitors, which can cause you to miss out on traffic, conversion, and sales.
In conclusion, to avoid your website displaying not secure, simply install an SSL Certificate – the very virile and potent solution to chrome 68.
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