Not Secure warning on Chrome
Not Secure warning on Firefox

If a website does not have SSL Certificate (Secure Socket Layer) installed then most of the modern web browsers Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explore will display “Not Secure” warning on the location bar.

When a website has SSL Certificate, then it’s URL will start with https:// instead of http://

This “Not Secure” warning on your website does not indicate that this website you are visiting or the computer you are using is affected by malware. It only refers and alerts you that you do not have a secure connection between your computer and this website you are on

Not secure warning
Not secure warning on browser

This “Not Secure” warning on your website does not indicate that this website you are visiting or the computer you are using is affected by malware. It only refers and alerts you that you do not have a secure connection between your computer and this website you are on

Sometimes websites may have configured to support secure HTTPS connections on some pages, but not all; in these cases you will only see the “Not Secure” warning on only these insecure pages. But it is recommended to use SSL certificate on entire website rather than on a part of it.

What are your concerns if you’re a visitor or an owner/operator of a website using HTTP and seeing this warning?

For a Website Visitor

When you see “Not Secure” warning on a website, you need to remember that your connection to this website is insecure in other words not encrypted / not hidden in the network. This means any payments / logins / form submissions / uploads you are performing on this website is visible to malicious attacker or software.

Always remember, if your connection to a website is insecure any content you are passing through could be stolen or altered during the communication.

For Website Owners/Administrators

As a website owner if you are seeing this Not Secure warning on your website, you should resolve it by enabling the HTTPS protocol by installing a SSL Certificate on your website hosting.

If you provide login functionality for your website users or have contact forms to submit personal data on your website, you are breaking the law by not protecting the personal data of your users. Also you are losing many other benefits of installing SSL certificates on your website.

These days SSL Certificates doesn’t cost much or even you can get it for Free of charge. However installing and configuring a SSL Certificate properly require professional knowledge and skill, which we offer at a fixed price of £99/site and it’s a One off service.

Since end of last year all major web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explore and Apple Safari are encouraging website owners to support HTTPS protocol on their websites by displaying visible Not Secure warning.

This is aimed to warn users of such websites about insecure pages and increase the privacy of individuals. In Addition to the security benefits, having a SSL certificate will increase the trust, speed and search engine visibility of your website.