In the early days, the internet was used mainly to communicate information. As time went on, buying and selling on the web became more common. This meant that people were sending sensitive and confidential information across the web, which then gave criminals the opportunity to steal that information.
Identity theft, stolen credit card numbers, stolen logins — these and other cyber crimes have become commonplace.
If you want to stay in business, you must protect your visitors and your customers by making sure that your website is completely secure.
Google is leading the fight to get all websites to add security. As of October, Google Chrome will now display a Not secure warning on websites without valid security. If your website says Not secure, you will lose customers to your competition.
Each minute that you delay getting this resolved could be causing you to lose another potential client. Contact us today and let us help you solve this issue by tomorrow!
If you have a WordPress website, you may be especially vulnerable to attacks by hackers.
Out of several million websites hacked in one year, almost 75% of those sites were based on WordPress. This is not surprising because of the massive number of WordPress-based websites that exist, and because every plugin that is installed is a potential access point for hackers to gain entrance.
So if you have a WordPress website, it is vital that you get SSL installed as quickly as possible. You want to protect yourself, your website and your customers from the devastation which can be caused by a hacker who decides to target your site.
On December 1, 2016, Matt Mullenweg (developer of WordPress) announced that WordPress is pushing for greater security measures for wordpress sites.
WordPress will also be limiting critical features (such as API authentication) to only those websites that have implemented an SSL Certificate.
It only makes sense to implement SSL immediately so you can have the greatest possible advantage available to you as you compete for customers.
WordPress has also stopped promoting all their hosting partners unless they automatically issue an SSL Certificate to all their users by default.