On October 27th, a new version of Google Chrome will be released that will prominently label any site without an SSL Certificate as “non-secure” in the browser bar.
You will be affected by this change if your website contains input fields (such as a contact form), asks for passwords or any other sensitive data, or is visited in incognito browsing mode.
That means it’s now more important than ever to secure your website with SSL if you want to avoid scaring customers away.
Is Your Site Affected by this change?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Does your site take any text input? This includes contact forms, search bars, login panels, etc.
- Is your website using HTTP:// in the address bar?
If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, you need to implement SSL to avoid showing a “Not Secure” warning in visitor’s browsers.