Google might “name & shame” your website
- 12th March 2018
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Security
From July this year, Google is going to do something scary with its Chrome browser (the world’s most used browser).
It will “name and shame” websites that don’t encrypt their data.
What does that mean?
It means, it will tell people visiting your site if it considers it to not be secure.
That’s not good, is it? It’s going to have an effect on the amount of traffic you get. And it will affect people’s perceived confidence in your business.
There is some good news. It’s actually quite easy to secure your site. You have to put something called an SSL in place.
This is an inexpensive little tool that turns your website from saying http://www.yourwebsite.co.uk to https://www.yourwebsite.co.uk.
Notice the little “s” after http. That shows it has an SSL and is secure.
Go on, check your website address now. If it has the little “s”, then you don’t need to do anything. Hooray!
If it doesn’t have that little “s” please contact your web designer.