Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017.
Does your site collect sensitive visitor information such as passwords, credit card information, or personal data? If so, be warned: Google Chrome will begin marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. Google sent out warning emails to web owners starting August as a follow-up to an announcement by Emily Schechter, Product Manager of Chrome Security Team, back in April.
What is SSL Certificate? And How it Works?
If Your Website Doesn’t Have An SSL, Google will display a ‘not Secure’ in the URL bar.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
If your website does not have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.
Google will alert the web users of an unsafe website via a red warning triangle to let the users know at a glance that the website that they are on is un-secure and any and all private information should be kept private.
With SSL certificates, your website visitors will see visuals like lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. This will assure customers that information being exchanged is safe.
Before Google flags your website, secure it today with SSL Certificates.
If you have not secured your website already, protect your visitors and your site with an SSL Certificate and migrate to HTTPS.
Here is a free online tool from Symantec to check SSL and Latest Vulnerability
You can read more about why your website needs SSL over at the Google Security Blo