Google Chrome Changes Coming in July

HTTP_logo.svg 2There’s a big change coming this July for websites that are viewed in Google Chrome!

Before we dive into the change, we wanted to share some of the basics with you.

What is HTTP?

HTTP is an acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol, and is a protocol that allows communication between different systems and is used to transfer data from a web server to a browser to view web pages.

Unfortunately, HTTP is not encrypted. This means that if someone were to intervene as the data was flowing through the communication channels, it could easily be viewed in plain text. 

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is the exact same concept as HTTP, except it’s secure (the “S” stands for secure).

The big change for HTTP sites with Google Chrome

Beginning in July, the Google Chrome browser mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.”

Currently, Chrome displays a neutral information icon, but starting in July; the browser will actually warn users with some type of notification in the website address bar.

 

How to convert a site from HTTP to HTTPS?

If you have a website, you might be thinking about how you change your HTTP site to a HTTPS site. The good news is the process is not very hard at all. It involves using an SSL Certification – Secure Sockets Layer. This creates a secure and encrypted connection between the web server and the web browser. You can contact your website hosting company for more information about implementing this. 

We will be updating all of our sites. 

As you know, we are big fans of secure systems. In turn, all Pango Group brands will be updating their websites to HTTPS prior to July!

Of course, please let us know if you have any questions about our secure systems and certifications. We’re here to help.