Starting today with the release of Chrome 68, Google Chrome prominently marks all non-HTTPS websites as ‘Not Secure’ in its years-long effort to make the web a more secure place for Internet users.
So if you are still running an insecure HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) website, many of your visitors might already be greeted with a ‘Not Secure’ message on their Google Chrome browser warning them that they can’t trust your website to be secure.
By displaying ‘Not Secure,’ Google Chrome means that your connection is not secure because there is no SSL Certificate to encrypt your connection between your computer and the website’s server.
So, anything sent over a non-HTTPS connection is in plain text, like your password or payment card information, allowing attackers to snoop or tamper with your data.
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