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Heads up warning about https and your site

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Yep. Make sure you're using SSL on your site. You can tell if a site is secure (using SSL) by the locked padlock icon in the address bar.

 

https = SSL = secure

 

http = not secure

 

If you're posting items that aren't using SSL on your page, even if your site is secure, you'll get a warning.

 

I hope this helps. :)

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Okey doke. I'll do what I can. Https stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. And http is the same without the secure. "It is used for secure communication over a computer network." Keyword being secure. So, if you do not have true https, which can be fudged with a plugin, it isn't as secure as it should be. So when someone uses Chrome to go to your site, Google sees it as a risk and will not give you that little lock icon and give visitors a warning that your site is not safe.

 

Also, if your site is safe yet you have links on your site that are not considered safe and mixed in with links that are safe, there will be a warning.

 

I hope that helps 'cause my brain has already gone to bed.

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SSL= Secure Socket Level (if memory serves) and looks at the sockets (or data ports) through which the data flows to see if it's trying to get through where it shouldn't. All used by HTTPS protocols. A connection doing that could be a hacker. 

 

But if my memory is failing then disregard the pervious as hogwash. 

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I just ran into this with a link to a member's blog. Chrome gave me the option to continue, but I'll pass.

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