23 Apr NON-HTTPS SITES ARE “NOT SECURE”
If your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate then it will mark your website as “NOT SECURE” to anyone who visits your website. Around 60% of website users use Chrome, so it’s quite a significant change.
Chrome has been taking measures to inform users when they’re on an unencrypted HTTP website, over the last couple of years. Today, Google announced it will be taking that one step further, labeling all HTTP sites as “not secure” starting with the release of Chrome 68. You can see what that will look like in the image below.
You do have the option of not installing an SSL certificate. The website will continue to work just fine, but from July it will have a message in Chrome saying that its insecure, so our recommendation to clients is to install the SSL certificate. If you would like further information on installing an SSL certificate to your website please email us.