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2018-07-25T14:23:51+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Newsroom|By WP Hosting Editor|

Chrome 68 Is Out, Red-flagging HTTP Pages

Chrome 68 is released this month, marking all HTTP web pages as ‘not secure.’

As announced in February, Google Chrome is releasing version 68 in July and flagging all web pages that are running on HTTP as unsafe. This is a huge development for the popular browser in its effort to keep users safe when skimming through the World Wide Web.

Now, it’s finally here and there’s no turning back. Starting 24 July, the changes are being rolled out to all Chrome users. The ‘not secure’ warning helps users to take extra precaution when making transactions with the affected site, while it motivates site operators to enhance their site security to keep their customers and visitors, as well as improve their Google ranking.

So when you’re shopping for concert tickets or online banking, rest assured: you’ll be warned if a site is not protecting your data with HTTPS. And we’ll continue to improve Chrome’s security, to make sure you’re using the most secure browser out there.

Website owners and operators are encouraged to switch as soon as possible to HTTPS, the secured version of the application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.

Photo by Google Chrome

It’s not too late to convert your website to HTTPS, all you have to do is obtain a Chrome-trusted SSL certificate and enable encrypted HTTPS.

Rogier Lankhorst of Really Simple Plugins has provided an in-depth explanation on how SSL works and why you need to install Really Simple SSL on your website.

WP Hosting certificates are issued by Comodo™, a reputable Chrome-approved Certificate Authority with global business customers. They are known for its top-notch website security that is compatible with most browsers, applications and devices.

If you are a WP Hosting customer and in need of assistance regarding SSL certification and configuration, get in touch with our Support team anytime.