Are Your Sites Secure? Website Security Issues on Chrome
Website security is a huge issue for companies all over the world these days. With the continued rise of the threat of hackers and malware, this is something that every hotel needs to be aware of.
How can you tell whether your site is secure or not, though? Even more importantly, how can you do something about it if you discover that you currently have a problem? Let’s start with the basics.
The Latest Change on Chrome
Google is continuing to move towards greater levels of security on their Chrome browser. As part of this, they have started to list sites with the HTTP protocol as “not secure”. This can be seen in the browser’s address bar.
You can see this note on the browser if you use Chrome 68, which was rolled out in July 2018. This acts as a warning to users that the site they are in doesn’t yet have the highest possible level of security.
Why Does This Happen?
The key fact is that this change affects sites that use HTTP protocol. HTTPS sites aren’t affected. So, what is the difference between them? How does the choice of one or the other affect your website security?
To put it simply, HTTPS sites are more secure, as they are encrypted and can give the user a greater sense of protection. Naturally, this is vital for sites such as hotel websites, where people enter their personal information and payment details on the screen.
Sites that use the HTTPS protocol also show a padlock in the address bar. This gives visitors the feeling of safety and protection that they seek.
What Happens Next?
The good news is that here at BookingWhizz we are currently in the process of increasing your website security. This is something that we are doing automatically and that you don’t need to worry about.
Very shortly, you will see that your site is marked as having the highest possible level of security, using the HTTPS protocol. This means that it will appear on Chrome as being as secure as possible.
If you don’t yet have a site with us then moving over to BookingWhizz is the smartest way to ensure that your visitors are able to enjoy a safe, protected environment in which to book their future stays with total confidence.