Why do I need HTTPS Security?

You should always protect your website with HTTPS security, even if it does not handle sensitive communications.

HTTPS proves the integrity of your website and builds trust with your users, preventing intruders from tampering with the communications between your website and your users’ browsers. Intruders include intentionally malicious attackers, and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels that inject ads into pages.

HTTPS prevents intruders from being able to listen to communications between your website and your users, by encrypting all communications between your users’ browser and your website.

How do I know if my website is using HTTPS Security?

You can verify a website’s security by the presence of a https:// prefix in the URL and a green padlock. Clicking on the padlock will give you further security information:

If the website is not secure it will be prefixed by a http:// prefix and/or have only an info icon or not secure label.Clicking on the icon will give you further security information:

What do I need to do?

When the next version of Chrome is released around October 16, the browser will start blocking sites that run older Symantec certificates issued before June 2016, including legacy branded Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust and RapidSSL certificates.

More details here: Hundreds of popular websites are about to break

If you are still running any older https certificates issued before June 2016, or are still running over http, you should look to upgrade your website security as soon as possible.

This requires purchasing an SSL certificate from an authorised certificate authority and installing it on your web server.

 If you require any help implementing SSL on your website, Contact us

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