What does a not secure website mean?

HTTP vs. HTTPS

Most browsers will alert users if they access insecure websites by displaying a “Not Secure” warning. This means the website you’re trying to see is using HTTP protocol, an insecure connection, as opposed to HTTPS.

The problem with the regular HTTP protocol is that the information that flows from server to browser is not encrypted, which means it is vulnerable to cyberthreats of all kinds: they could impact the site’s functions, prevent visitors from accesing it or compromise yours and your customer’s personal and financial information, if we’re talking about an eCommerce website. This can also damage your reputation and cost you a lot of money. HTTPS protocols remedy this by using an SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate, which helps create a secure encrypted connection between the server and the browser, protecting sensitive information from being stolen as it is transferred.


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Updated on October 25, 2021

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