Do You Need To Replace Your SSL Certificate?


Is your website telling your customers you’re not a secure business? Trust is {almost} everything when it comes to business and online, it doesn’t take much to scare people off. The threat of a virus, or their details being potentially stolen is enough to make us run for the hills and not look back. 

You don’t generally get second chances on the internet, so make sure you’re makingthe most of the one chance you get!

From 17th April if you have an outdated SSL Certificate or you don’t have one at all, all your website visitors might see this notice instead of your website.

Not only does it strike fear in the heart of anyone who owns their own computer that your website might just give their computer a virus, but it also makes you look less trustworthy. Which is the last thing we want!

SSL certificates are relatively simple to add to your website, and you’ll know you have one if your site has https:// and not just http:// (note the S for SECURE).

All my customers get one with their website, but if your SSL certificate dates back to 2016, you may still come across this problem. If it is out of date or is a Symantec certificate, Google will still flag it as unsecure. Sorry guys! This is an update for Chrome, so other browsers may not alert people in this way. Although I have seen Microsoft’s browser (Edge) do this before too. And you never know what your customers are looking at your website on, so it’s worth taking the extra step to make sure nobody gets this message.

You can get them for as little as £30 though. Definitely take action soon, April isn’t that far away and it’s better to be ahead of the game than panicking and trying to catch up.

An easy way to check if your certificate is affected is to take a look at this website and check your details: HERE

Other than that, if you need any help on this subject, let me know and I’ll see if I can help.

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