Major security changes with Google Chrome coming 6th June 2017

As we enter June, we get ready for some big changes for website security.

Recent browser changes have resulted in more than 60% of all UK websites presenting as NOT SECURE.

With the imminent release of Chrome V59 Browser, Google are making even more changes to their security system which clearly marks sites as “INSECURE” in the address bar if you do not have an active SSL Certificate. Google will continue to further name and shame UK organisations who don’t comply. This is all geared to the new GDPR rules coming into force 1/5/2018.

You may have seen some sites with this already, it was partially implemented from January this year but now almost every site that contains any way of collecting people’s data (From a simple contact form to a website with online payments) will be marked as follows:

You’ll see one of three flags, ‘SECURE’, ‘NOT SECURE’ or ‘ⓘ NOT SECURE’. The ⓘ meaning that only certain elements on the site are not secure.

Currently Google Chrome occupies 75% of all browser usage so there is no doubt your site will display this warning to a majority of your visitors if you do not have an SSL and you could risk losing new leads or even potential sales.

We still have 6 days before the changes take place on June 6th so we strongly recommend ordering and installing an SSL as soon as possible. It’ll mark your site as ‘SECURE’ and give your visitors the peace of mind that their details are encrypted.

Drop us an email info@jigowatt.co.uk  or by clicking the get in touch button below this post and we can help you implement your security certificate.

Written by Luke Reid Webbie

Luke is an aspiring Front-End Developer who also enjoys WordPress theming. Luke is eager to expand his knowledge & take in as much code as possible.

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