All Forms, Search Boxes, Login Forms, and Shopping Cart Forms Affected
Earlier this year, we mentioned Google Chrome started rolling out a visual penalty for website owners that aren't using SSL Encryption on their sites. On January 31st, 2017, Google Chrome 56 introduced a "Not Secure" note on any page of a site with a log in form or credit card field that didn't use HTTPS as the protocol.
On April 27th, Google announced that Chrome was taking this a step further. Now ANY page with ANY form field will be affected as of Google Chrome 62 (due out in October). That means, if you have a search form on your website, that will trigger the "Not Secure" message similar to the one shown below:
How Do I Prevent This "Not Secure" Message?
Very simply, you need to have an SSL Encryption certificate added to your site. It's better to do this sooner, rather than later, because in the future, Google has said they will make this alert look more daunting with a red triangle and red letters. This will be a red flag to your customers. For now it is subtle and Google is letting people comply slowly, with nudges. But they have planned to make it more aggressive. possiblities.
Hannush Web Managed Secure Hosting
If you're a Hannush Web client, you've heard me giving you alerts about this for quite some time. Many of you have transitioned to our Managed Hosting package which helps keep your site's software up-to-date. But the next step is Managed Secure Hosting or adding an SSL Certificate to your site as a separate item. We can talk about the pros and cons of each, so you can make the best decision for you, your website investment and your clients.
If you have questions about your website's security, give us a call at (844) 822-4200 extension 2 and ask for Drew.