With the New Year came new security updates to the Google Chrome browser (Chrome 56). So what’s new and what does it mean for you?
New for 2017
Since last month, Chrome 56 has started marking HTTP pages as ‘not secure’ in an attempt to both alert user to security issues on the pages they visit, as well as make the Internet more secure.
It’s not just pages that will be marked - Chrome 56 even marks credit card and password fields as unsecure to make people more aware of the security of any sensitive information being transmitted over the web.
Some HTTPS pages are also marked as ‘partially unsecure’, and users can click on the information icon in the address bar to learn more about the security issues on each site.
This is part of Google’s long-term plan to make the Internet more secure, and they plan to continue to roll out new security indicators gradually.
What does this mean for you?
Our advice is: don’t wait until Google marks your site as unsecure. Your customers around the world deserve the most stringent security measures whenever they shop, bank or communicate online. An unsecure marking could cause unnecessary upheaval.
The good news is that secured sockets layers (SSLs) with encryption at the HTTPS level are cheaper than ever before, easy to implement, and enables the best performance the web offers with powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.