Google released version 56 of Chrome. They have changed the trust indications in this release.
Please see the Google update dated 12 Jan 2017.
“To help users browse the web safely, Chrome indicates connection security with an icon in the address bar. Historically, Chrome has not explicitly labelled HTTP connections as non-secure. Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.”
What does this mean for me as a website owner?
If you have a brochure website where your products and services are displayed, it is unlikely to impact you. As the warning “not secure” is displayed in Chrome browsers ONLY when logging into the website.
So, if you have a website where you are the only one to login, you can rest easy.
When you login, you will see the warning. You can ignore that, as it does not affect your visitors.
Only you are affected.
You can choose to ignore it and get on with your business.
I have an eCommerce website – am I affected?
Yes. You are.
You may ignore the warning and log into the website for maintaining the website. The warning is not likely to affect you.
However, a customer who logs into your website to order products and services will see the warning and may walk away from it, thinking the website is unsafe.
That is not good for your business. You do not want any customer to go away.
So can should I do?
Please contact us and we will set you up with an SSL. The SSL itself is a complicated piece to install and test. Besides, under certain circumstances, your Google Analytics may stop working. Don’t worry. We will sort this out.
Please fill in the form and we will contact you to set it all up for you.