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An SSL is more important than ever in Google Chrome v62!

An SSL is more important than ever in Google Chrome v62!

You may remember a while ago Google announced the first in a series of steps that would force much of the web to go SSL Encrypted. They promised they would warn users of websites of insecure password pages where your username and password was being sent in plain text across the internet to your web server. Plain text means the password is NOT encrypted and would be easily read if intercepted.

The warnings are getting a lot more severe from v62 of Chrome

Google said,[in] October 2017, Chrome will show the ‘Not secure’ warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.

This means that your contact forms will now show as insecure even if they are not sending password data. See this example below:

In order to fix this problem and give confidence to your website visitors you need an SSL Certificate and you need to fully encrypt all pages on your website.

We can help with that!

Big Wet Fish Hosting now offer all clients free SSL Certificates on all Shared and Reseller web hosting plans. This means that every website you host with us will automatically have an SSL Certificate installed. If you need to check you have an SSL installed you can do so here.

We can also help (for a small fee) with making sure all pages on your website are fully encrypted. If you already have a web developer you’d be best to ask them first but if you want us to help just let us know.

Any questions at all just let us know and we’ll gladly help.