Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

Published On: January 17th, 2017Categories: Web BrowsersTags: , , , is reporting that on approximately January 31st, version 56 of the Chrome web browser will be released and includes a significant change in the way it displays websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL.

Any website that is not running HTTPS will have a message appear in the location bar that says “Not Secure” on pages that collect passwords or credit cards. This includes your WordPress login page.

“This may confuse your site visitors who sign in to your website because they may interpret the message to indicate that your website has been compromised. They could also interpret the message to mean that your site has some underlying security issue other than being non-HTTPS.”

Your hosting provider should allow you to set up SSL on their system. You will find that some hosting providers offer free SSL and others have a very easy installation method. If you are unsure how to do this, give us a call and we can help you through the process.

Read Entire Article  on January 17, 2017 by Mark Maunder


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Carla Baldwin
Carla is the owner of Baldwin Web Design. She is the lead developer and project manager with over twenty years of professional experience in web development and digital marketing.