Is your website safe? I am not usually a technical writer but a recent change in Google’s Chrome policy on secure (HTTPS) and non-secure websites (HTTP) made me sit up and take notice. In the advancement of security on the web the encrypted HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) will mean you, the client can contact me through the site with no concerns about security. Reports of the change were circulated in late 2016 but it has been enforced since early 2017 as shown in this Fortune Magazine article
Non-secure sites will still be accessible from the Chrome browser bar but will also inform you as to the nature of the connection. The non secure site currently contains a circled ‘i’ but this may be changed to a hazard sign in the future. HTTP sites without a valid SSL ( Secure Sockets Layer) certificate may be highlighted by Google , with a ‘your connection is not private’ pageSecure sites will be preceded by the padlock logo in the address bar and will allow you to make an informed judgement over whether you should enter. They have made it clear that this is for the safety of users with an expanding internet. The HTTPS policy move is set to take force during 2017
As you can see my site is now listed as secure and I have taken this step to take the worry out of looking on my site.