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SSL Certificates: Do You Need One For Your Website?

September 7, 2017

SSL Certificates:

Do You Need One For Your Website?
 

Google has introduced a new security measure in the Chrome browser that warns users on HTTP sites that the web page is not secure. For now, the warning only appears on non-encrypted pages that collect login or payment information, but could eventually be expanded to issue warnings on all HTTP pages.  SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certicates is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. Once a Site has a SSL Certificate, its web link will change from http to https.

 

 

Why Google is pushing for HTTPS

 

HTTP pages are less secure than HTTPS because they are not encrypted. That makes it easier for hackers to intercept login or payment information and could lead to fraud. Warning people about connections that are not secure can protect the user and decreases the chance that their information will be compromised during an online transaction.

 

HTTPS also has additional benefits that website owners should take advantage of. HTTPS connections lead to more online transactions and give the website in question a more credible image. HTTPS websites are also given preference to non-secured sites in organic search and they even receive slight performance enhancements.  This is one reason a lot of companies are considering adding an SSL Certificate.

 

If you have a Website and want to know more about SSL Certificates, give me a call at 704-246-8428 or email me at jim@jimburris.com.

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