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If you have been wondering if your website is in need of an SSL Certificate, the answer may be yes!

On approximately January 31st of this month, version 56 of the Chrome web browser will be released. There is a significant change in the way it displays websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL. This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it.

Starting with the release of Chrome 56 this month, any website that is not running HTTPS will have a message appear in the location bar that says “Not Secure” on pages that collect passwords or credit cards. 

Read the complete article posted this week by Wordfence who provides updates on Cyber Security and WordPress.

Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

 

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Upgrading From SHA-1 to SHA-2

 

Upgrading From SHA-1 to SHA-2

Most of our clients have received an email lately with information from their payment gateway provider regarding a security upgrade. This security certificate upgrade from SHA-1 to SHA-2 is long overdue because of the increasing threats the e-commerce business is exposed to. 

[bctt tweet=”SHA-1 lasted for 16 years!”]

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