SSL + your website = ?

Discussion in 'Webmastering & Programming' started by dvsman, May 17, 2018 at 9:37 AM.

  1. dvsman

    dvsman [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 2, 2009
    So I noticed that google chrome is giving me the stink eye about websites I visit that aren't SSL secured lately. Is this really a big deal that I should be concerned about? What about for personal websites / blogs that don't do e-commerce or financial transactions of any kind?

    I wanted to see what my fellow [H]'ers thought about this since google (on Chrome) is pushing the big error messages that say "INSECURE, GOING TO THIS WEBSITE WILL GIVE YOU AIDS" type warnings on sites that aren't SSL certified now.
  2. Vashypooh

    Vashypooh 2[H]4U

    May 25, 2006
    SSL certs are free.

    Put one on it.

    The warnings are going to get even worse than they are now. The ultimate plan will likely result in the website having a giant red warning bar as well.
  3. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

    Feb 23, 2013
  4. Mr. Baz

    Mr. Baz 2[H]4U

    Aug 17, 2001
    There is way more to SSL than just "Put one on it."
    Any person or company that doesn't bother with SSL certs isn't worth my time or effort. SSL certs are for so much more than just websites you perform monetary transactions on or enter sensitive data.

    For testing our browser and servers:

    An SSL cert can be just as useless as no cert if the server is not configured correctly. gets an A+, which is fantastic -- even though they still have TLS 1.0 enabled.
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