Google Chrome 68 to mark all sites that aren’t https as “Not Secure” in July

In light of the rise in cyber hacking worldwide and the recent GDPR laws for the EU , many search engines have shown their commitment to website security and privacy by rolling out additional security features. At Google, one of these are the soon to launch Google Chrome 68, which will mark all sites that aren’t encrypted as “Not Secure”. It has therefore become essential for business websites to install an SSL Certificate as soon as possible in order to avoid it. In February, Chrome Security Product Manager, Emily Schechter wrote in a Google blog post : “For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand [...]

Advantages of SSL for your small business

In this day and age, cyber security is a major concern for any business, big or small. SSL certificates are one of the best ways in which a company can protect its website and its customers from cyber vulnerabilities.   What is a SSL Certificate and who needs them? A SSL Certificate is a Secure Socket Layer Certificate that encrypts data in real-time so that information is kept secure between a customer’s website browser and the business’ server.   It is a necessity for websites that gather personal data or online stores that process payments. Websites that are purely informative in nature, such as blogs or information-based business sites, don’t necessarily need it, but it could be advantageous.   Why? [...]

The Importance of HTTPS via SSL Certificates

You, as a website owner, need to be your client’s ‘online-bodyguard’, especially if you are asking them to submit personal information via your website. They could be accessing your unprotected website with WiFi in a public place and not realizing that someone is ‘eavesdropping’ and stealing their private information that was requested from either a signup form or even worse, a purchase. If you had a SSL Certificate it would create encrypted traffic and HTTPS is used to portray this. HTTPS means that the TLS (Transport Layer Security)* has been added to encrypt traffic travelling to and from your website. This encrypted traffic between your website’s server and your client’s browser (whether on a personal computer or mobile [...]