Few months before we updated you about SEO technique that how SSL/HTTPS helps your site to rank better. Using HTTPS has becoming a norm for all website which collect user information or accept payment but this news is something new.
Chrome’s security team announced last week that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017. The warning will appear in the address bar of the browser and will call users’ attention to the fact that their personal information could be snooped or stolen.
These changes are intended to pressure website owners to switch to the more secure HTTPS, which encrypts data while in transit and helps prevent the site from being modified by a malicious user on the network. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.
HTTPS/SSL Certificates protect your customer’s personal data including passwords, credit cards and identity information. Getting an SSL certificate is the easiest way to increase your customer’s confidence in your online business.
Google, which runs Chrome, isn’t the only company leaning on websites to make their connections more secure. Apple said earlier this year that it would require app developers to force HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016. Facebook’s Instant Articles are served over HTTPS as well, automatically adding security for readers even if they wouldn’t get it on the publication’s own website. Pressure from some of the world’s biggest tech companies will undoubtedly push security forward for millions of people.
Moving to HTTPS has become very affordable now as SSL certificates has become much cheaper now.
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