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Its HTTPS Time

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In 1990, MC Hammer declared it to be “Hammer Time”. Fast forward to July 2018, and Google has commemorated this by dropping the HTTPS Hammer within the Chrome Browser.

Over the last several months, we have been recommending to upgrade to HTTPS if this had not already happened. The reason for this is that Google has been hinting for several months that within the Chrome browser non HTTPS sites would be marked as ‘not secure’.

At the time of this announcement, it was clear that making this update was important even if this was several months in the horizon. This month, Google has made good on this promise and has transitioned to marking sites that are not upgraded to HTTPS as not secure within the Chrome Browser.

Even if your site has not yet been upgraded to HTTPS, there is still hope. The process for getting your site upgraded to HTTPS is a quick and easy one and this is something we are glad to assist you with. If you have any questions or would like our assistance on this, give us a call and we can get this taken care of for you.


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Google wants HTTPS everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere

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Since 2014, Google has been advocating for “HTTPS Everywhere” which means that they want all internet browsing to be secure. Changes in new version of Chrome will be labels as “not secure”.  The message that shows in the address bar will look like this:

chrome website not secure

This is beneficial for users by providing a convenient notification of which sites are safe to give sensitive information too. In the last few years there have been big profile data breaches like Equifax and Target to name a couple. Even more recently, Facebook has been caught up in a scandal where sensitive information was used for political advertising purposes.

The time couldn’t be more ripe for Google to go forward in pressuring for its HTTPS Everywhere initiative. Google has not called out any particular company out by name but you can be sure that these news stories are fresh enough that when they talk about a secure internet users are going to be behind this initiative.

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As a business, switching to HTTPS as soon as possible will help you gain advantage on competitors who are slow to adopt and will give your users more trust when they use your website.


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