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Don’t use secure HTTPS? From July, Google will mark your site unsafe

If you’ve been paying attention to Google’s many updates and algorithm changes over time, you’ll know that over the last few years, Google has been placing sites that use encrypted HTTPS above sites that don’t in their search engine, the idea being to reward sites that are more secure with higher visibility on search. While …

Chrome 56 to flag up http websites as ‘not secure’

Around 31st January, the new version of Google Chrome, known as ‘Chrome 56’ was released. The update was created with one main goal in mind – to create warnings for users entering insecure websites. When Google first announced that this update would be occurring, the initial reaction was positive. However, even though Chrome will have …

Plug-ins: make your browser work for you

When it comes to browsers, we’re no longer confined to the often unpopular Internet Explorer. Google Chrome paves the way for the future, although the plucky trailblazer that is Firefox had a big hand in how the modern world changed its browser habits. In the past, we would simply double click and visit our favourite …

Google to potentially step up Chrome security alerts

The proposed changes to the Chrome browser suggested by Google engineers in 2014 are poised to come into effect, meaning a slightly different, and theoretically more secure way of navigating the internet for web surfers. A new system will warn users should they navigate towards a website deemed insecure. The feature is designed to act …