Deadline for HTTP (JULY 2018) – Google Chrome Will Mark http as ‘Not Secure’!

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Do you notice some changes in Chrome when you try to load a website recently? On the website address bar, we can see “Secure” or “Not Secure” for certain websites.

Well, this is Google Chrome 62 new security feature started to kicked in in October 2017. Google had also sent email notifications to all site owners via Google Search Console about this issue.

Below is a copy of Google’s notification:

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Effective July 2018, Google Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS as ‘Not Secure’

Here is the insecure warning sign:

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When users visit a HTTP website, Chrome will show the ‘Not Secure’ warning!

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For more detailed information, feel free to refer to the original Blog Post from Google.

Google has always done their best to make sure the Internet is a safe place to work, connect and have fun. As a website owner, we have the responsibility to make sure the information of our visitors is secure.

Do you want your website to show “Secure”? We have a solution for you

You are able to turn on Auto SSL if you are using Exabytes Linux Hosting, Exabytes WordPress Hosting, or Exabytes Windows Hosting (Plesk Control Panel only). With AutoSSL, your websites are automatically secured with a Domain Validated SSL certificate.

Here are some guidelines for how to enable SSL connection on a website:

  • General Website: Please refer HERE
  • WordPress: Please refer HERE
  • Joomla: Please refer HERE
  • Opencart: Please refer HERE
  • Magento: Please refer HERE

**A few things to consider between FREE & PAID SSL

1. Support

Certificate Authorities (CAs) for paid certificates are committed to providing round clock support to customers. On the other hand, free SSL don’t assist customers with such remarkable support and you are responsible for setting up your free SSL on your own.

2. Liability Protection

In general, if you purchase an SSL certificate, you’re going to get better liability protection than free SSL. If you run an eCommerce store, think of this as insurance for your business.

3. Different Types Of Validation

Free SSL only offer Domain Validation (DV) rather than Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). Extended Validation SSL take website security a step further compared to domain validation SSL. It’s secure with a rigorous vetting process that enables them to have the signature green address bar at the top of your browser.

4. Validity Period

Some Free SSL certificates required its users to renew every 30-90 days. In the case of paid certificates, they can be issued for a period of 1-2 years.

So don’t wait, take action today and let your visitors know that your website is a secure one so that they can surf and buy with confidence.

Cheers!