Wordfence.com 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 Wordfence.com January 17, 2017 by Mark Maunder