Category: SSL

Advice, SSL

Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

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Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labelled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months. Thanks to a decision in September by Google to stop trusting Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certs, from mid-April Chrome browser users visiting websites using a certificate from the security biz issued before …

Advice, flymedia, SEO, SSL

Google reminds website owners to move to HTTPS before October deadline

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If you are a flymedia customer, you can (and should) add an SSL certificate (this will show the green padlock in the address bar) to your site. The SSL certificate means that all data to and from your website is encrypted and cannot be snooped on by a 3rd party. You can call/email me to …

Advice, Security, SSL

Life Is About to Get a Whole Lot Harder for Websites Without HTTPS

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re on a rapid march towards a “secure by default” web when it comes to protecting traffic. For example, back in Feb this year, 20% of the Alexa Top 1 Million sites were forcing the secure scheme: These figures are from Scott Helme’s biannual report Source: Troy Hunt: Life Is …

Hosting, Security, SSL

‘Secure’ in Chrome Browser Does Not Mean ‘Safe’

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Google’s Chrome web browser is used by over 50% of users on the web. When you visit a website that is using SSL, otherwise known as HTTPS or TLS, you see a green message in your browser location bar that says “Secure”. “Secure” in Chrome browser does not mean “Safe”. In this post I will explain …

Hosting, Security, SSL

Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

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On approximately January 31st of this month, version 56 of the Chrome web browser will be released. There is a significant change in the way it displays websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL. This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it. Starting with …