What is HTTPS?
Website hacking and personal data thefts are growing in recent years, most Internet users are aware that their sensitive information is at risk every time they surf the web. And yet, although the personal data of their visitors and customers is at risk, many businesses still aren’t making website security a priority. The people over at Google are known for paving the way for Internet behavior. Last month, they took a monumental step forward in helping protect people from getting their personal data hacked. The update they released to their popular Chrome browser now warns users if a website is not secure – right inside that user’s browser.
The image here is how it will look like on chrome browser. Google has announced this warning late last year and it already shows on Chrome browser. 47% of internet users use Chrome browser so you can imagine how many potential customers will be reluctant to interact with un secure website. 82% of respondents to a recent consumer survey said they would leave a site that is not secure, according to HubSpot Research.
To protect your business and more importantly to protect your customer, the best ways to do that is to enable HTTPS, also known as SSL (secure socket layers), so that any information going to and from your server is automatically encrypted. This can prevent hackers from sniffing out your visitors’ sensitive information as it passes through the internet. To set up your HTTPS:
- Determine which kind of certificate you need
- Buy a certificate
- Activate the certificate
- Install the certificate
- Update your site to use HTTPS
We can help you with the protection of your website and more importantly, making your customer secure and safe browsing your website. Contact us today.