As of version 68, Google Chrome now shows all no encrypted websites as "Not Secure" in the address bar.

While HTTPS and SSL Certificates have been around for some time now, its usually been as an optional extra and not something that has been seen as necessary for you to have. Until now. 

With the dangers of unsafe browsing becoming more apparent, internet browsers such as Google Chrome are now marking standard HTTP sites as "Not Secure" and advertising the risks of view a site over an unsecured connection.

 

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is a form of web encryption that secures the connection between the user and the website they are viewing. Its indicated with a padlock in the URL bar (which can also be highlighted in green to represent a secure site) Without HTTPS/encryption, websites can be vunerable to dangers such as malware which then pass it to the users device.

 

What are the risks?

Non secure (HTTP) websites can be targeted and the data entered by the user can be read, for example, filling out bank details when making an online purchase or even filling out a simple contact form. 

With your details in the hands of others, anything can happen.

 

How do I get secure?

Getting encrypted can be done in a few simple steps. If you have a website hosted or a website built by Freecom, we can issue an SSL Certificate which will then secure your website.

We can also provide and SSL Certificate to a website which is not hosted or built by Freecom, however this would require work from the website host to initial and complete the certificate signing process.

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