In October 2017, all websites with any kind of text input will be required to have an SSL certificate or be “punished” with a red “Not Secure” warning in Google Chrome. In layman’s terms, this means that instead of the standard “http://” prior to a web address, the heading would need to read “https://”. For sites that have been properly secured with an SSL certificate, a lock icon and the word “Secure” should appear in the header.
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