As the Internet evolves, so do the ways in which we use it. Over the past few years, security has become an increasingly important topic on the World Wide Web. With Google’s next release of Chrome, the Internet giant will be taking another step towards making the Internet a more secure place for its users.
Starting this month, Google will start to penalize websites that do not have an SSL Certificate and feature either a password or credit card form. Site’s meeting these criteria currently display to users as neutral, but once Google releases Chrome version 56, a warning will be displayed to the site’s visitor. This is the first iteration of changes coming from Google. Eventually, they plan to flag all non-SSL sites as insecure.
More information regarding these changes can be found at Google’s official security blog.
Whether or not your site will be affected by the changes coming this month, now is the time to start looking into adding an SSL. To get started, contact our support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.