6th September 2017

Is your Website Secure?

Is your Website Secure?

As we mentioned in our Summer 2017 newsletter Google Chrome are looking to release version 62 as of October, which will mean Google Chrome will mark any website with a data-entry form as “not secure”, unless an SSL certificate is present. We are aware of the recent and ongoing hacking and ransomware attacks and data breaches that are making the headlines over the course of the summer. By implementing an SSL certificate, this data will be fully encrypted. We believe securing your website is so important now more than ever!

An SSL certificate ensures that information sent between the server and the person using the website is encrypted, preventing the information from being read by eavesdroppers.

Currently, any website that uses a password field within a form without SSL, will be marked as “Not secure”. The changes in Chrome 62 will take into account all types of data entry, as Google states;

“Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users type data into HTTP sites.” The reason for this change, is that Google discovered “a 23% reduction in the fraction of navigations to HTTP pages with password or credit card forms on desktop”.

To make sure your website is secure before the October change; we are offering our website clients an SSL certificate at a one-off cost of £50+VAT.

Please contact Jake or Jordan for more information on 01743 261919.

 

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