Why you should be panicking if you don’t have https on your web site…
Google have recently reiterated their plan to mark all non-HTTPS as not secure in the future. This will even apply to regular HTTP pages that are being viewed in “Incognito mode”.
Why is this a threat to your web sites?
So far Chrome hasn’t explicitly labelled standard connections as non-secure, instead choosing a softer warning or indicator. But Google has concerns that it’s approach up until now has not reflected the security risks.
So in the near future all non secure (HTTP) pages will flag this warning in the browser address bar:
They are yet to commit to a timeframe for this change, but if your site isn’t already using HTTPS, now is the time to start making arrangements.
All the real players on the web have already transitioned to HTTPS according to Google, and HTTPS usage continues to increase daily. In fact, more than half of Chrome desktop page loads are using HTTPS.
Since Google first released its HTTPS report earlier this year, 12 more of the top 100 websites have changed their serving default from HTTP to HTTPS.
As always it is the smaller sites that are getting left behind and will soon be showing that scare mongering message to it’s web visitors.
Two ways to fix this problem quickly and easily…
You can just purchase and install an SSL certificate for every domain you own and install them. If your web host offers an installation service this is probably the easiest way, but it won’t be the most cost effective by a long way.
The more cost effective approach is to follow Curt Crowleys training that shows you how to secure any web site with SSL for free.
He reveals in this video exactly how you can secure Any Website with HTTPS regardless of how or where it’s hosted. It doesn’t matter if you use cheap shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers… It Does Not Matter! No Other Costs!