Google Chrome HTTP Not Secure

Chrome Security Warnings on HTTP Websites from Oct 2017

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The administrators of websites will have received the below email from Google warning them that their website will show up as “NOT SECURE” in Chrome. This could heavily impact your business as many users will not navigate into your website after receiving the warning. This email needs to be actioned by your website administrator.

Chrome bar showing NOT SECURE

If you have a contact, enquiry form or a signup to newsletter on your website and it is not https then your website will display the “NOT SECURE” on Chrome from October.

Warning from Google that Chrome will show insecure website



Email Received:


To owner of,

Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.

The following URLs on your site include text input fields (such as < input type=”text” > or < input type=”email” >) that will trigger the new Chrome warning. Review these examples to see where these warnings will appear, so that you can take action to help protect users’ data. This list is not exhaustive.


What is SSL?


SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layers” which is the official term for online encryption technology. An SSL certificate includes both private and public encryption keys that are alphanumeric characters with long strings used to encrypt the data in a way that’s real hard to crack or hack, making it ideal for securing your sensitive data.

With an accurate installation of SSL/TSL certificate, the ‘non-secure’ warning flashed on your web page will turn into a green padlock icon.


What is HTTPS?


What is HTTPS http SSL combined

HTTPS isn’t like any other ranking factors, in actual fact, it is the about implementing the secure methods that require complexity, risks, and costs. The Google Webmasters balances this out with amazing benefits of HTTPS that consist of amplified security, better referral data, and a little boost in rankings.

Technically speaking HTTPS (or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) is the right answer to the data protection issue which is used on the sites like e-commerce, banking, and others. This HTTPS feature secures the data by encrypting it before sending it by the medium of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate.

Eventually, assessing the situation and the impact on the traffic of your website and other critical information will help you to choose a better solution for securing your site and web pages via HTTPS.

Trust is very important when you shift to HTTPS – the “S” in HTTPS stands for secure, that transmits data security through an encrypted connection. These websites use certificates that are cryptographically signed by a Certificate Authority (CA). Hence, you know that you are in safe hands.

Steps to prevent “NOT SECURE” occurring on your website.


Migrate your site to https by purchasing an SSL certificate for your website
Deploy the SSL Certificate to your website hosting account
Update domain to https rather than http and use redirection for any 301 errors
Update all links on your website to use https
Update Google Analytics and notify Search Engines of the change
Contact us for support on migrating your website to https.
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