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How to avoid Chrome Browser’s ‘Not Secure’ Warning

Hi Readers!

2017 brought a number of changes to Google’s online security policy as they are working towards enforcing a secure internet.

Cyber hackers can easily encrypt information from user’s web browser to the web page’s server if not protected. Thus, Secure Socket Layer has been introduced to ensures users can browse and enter their private information without it being compromised.

Related post: Why you need SSL,  Google Chrome to label Sensitive HTTP pages as “Not Secure”

Website owners especially websites that collect credit card information and password have been warned to apply Secure Socket layer to their site since September 2016, starting in January, Google started labeling some HTTP website as non-secure. Website owners may risk a lose search ranking and organic traffic as Google announced in 2014, this HTTP will be part of their ranking signal other than to gain user trust and security. There are steps that need to be taken to avoid losing search traffic and ranking. Here are Google’s recommendation on Site moves with URL changes

 

Coming this October, Google Chrome will explicitly label any HTTP web page containing a text input field (such as a search bar) as not “Not Secure”. Consumers will see a “Not Secure” warning and icon in the address bar when unsecured (HTTP) web pages that collect data load. Consumers will also see a “Not Secure” warning on any web page they browse to in incognito mode.

 

How Can You Tell If You Have an SSL Certificate Installed?

Type https://www.your-domain-name.com into your Google Chrome browser

If you see the green lock, this is good and means that you do have an SSL certificate installed.
If you see the red warning, this is bad and means you don’t have an SSL certificate installed.

We highly recommend you take action and obtain an SSL certificate for your website before Chrome 62 roll-out this October.

 

Here what you can do :
If you have already owned a website, you can purchase SSL from us here: https://www.web-hosting.net.my/ssl-certificates.html

Pre-Sales FAQ

1) I want to start a website with SSL. Which package should I subscribe?

Semi pro and above. Our hosting package here shared hosting

2) If I have SSL cert, can ServerFreak help us install this cert? How much will you charge?

Yes, do provide us the SSL cert and we will help install for you. RM 95.00 is charged for setup fees.

 

3) I want to install SSL to my sub- domains too. Which SSL package should I subscribe?

Positive SSL Wildcard Rm550/year exclude GST + RM 95.00 Setup Fees exclude GST

– 1 Domain with Subdomain

 

4) Should I install SSL with ‘www’ or without ‘www’?

The SSL certificate can be installed in either ‘www’ or without ‘www’. If you install the cert in ‘www’, your site visitors will see invalid cert message when they try to visit https://abc.com because the certificate must match the address they visit.

5) I have a website with ServerFreak, but my website still appears to HTTP, what should I do?

Let us know your domain name and we help check for you. If you are currently on Basic and Value package, we would highly recommend you to upgrade Semi-Pro package and above comes with Free Unlimited SSL.

 

6) What is the difference between Free SSL in Semi-Pro and Postive SSL ?

The difference is Free SSL in Semi Pro is auto- updated every 3 months and do not have a warranty. Positive SSL comes with $10,000 Warranty and updated every 1 year.

7) I have purchased your SSL and has been install. How to verify this SSL?

You can verify the SSL validity via SSL Shopper
Have more questions? Reach us sales@serverfreak.com

 

 

 

 

Why do you need SSL?

Perhaps most of you still wondering why my website need SSL?

SSL functions to encrypt information between a server and a client. It is a link between a web server and a browser to make sure all data that is transmitted is protected and not intercepted by malicious parties.

 

Data protection

data protection

There are many personal and private data such as log in details, credit card information and personal information like identification number , address and telephone numbers. SSL makes sure datas are sent to intended recipients only. This is especially important for those who operates e-commerce sites or even membership sites that handle sensitive information on a daily basis. 

For corporate use, SSL helps to encrypt sensitive information such as email password that are transmitted between the email client (e.g. Outlook) and the email server.  Using security protocol such as SSL/TLS, the email server verifies its identity to the email client by sending a certificate that is trusted by the user’s software, or by a third party trusted by it. Doing so ensures that the email client isn’t sending messages to an imposter. Once the client knows it can trust the server, a key is exchanged between the two, which allows all messages sent and received to be encrypted.

 

Make sure your website is secure

greeen padlock

Having a green padlock on the URL bar assures your site visitor that you are indeed a legit site and not a fraud. Https instead of http may assure the visitors that your site can be trusted.

 

My website does not handle sensitive data, do I still need SSL ?

seo

SSL helps in improving SEO ranking.Google had previously mentioned that secured sites will have higher rankings in the search engine. If you want your site to be noticed and have a higher traffic, you should definitely consider installing SSL.

 

Does SSL reduce the website’s speed?

http2-fast-websites

Yes, encrypting and decrypting data will indeed consume time and cpu resources, thus slowing the site’s speed. However, you can opt to exclude some of your webpages where SSL is not necessary. In addition, http/2 is here to solve the problem and improve website’s performance even through SSL connection.

 

How to obtain SSL certificate?

1.You may buy an annual SSL certificate from Serverfreak.

2.Purchase a hosting package that is semi-pro or above that comes with free shared SSL.