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HTTPS Required for Collecting Sensitive Information in Chrome as of January 2017

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by casperl, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. casperl

    casperl Regular Member

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    According to following article, we should migrate our websites to HTTPS:

    "From the sounds of it, if a website collects sensitive information on any of its pages, the entire site will be marked as non-secure. Therefore, sitewide HTTPS is necessary for a site to be marked secure, even if only one page collects personal data."

    https://www.searchenginejournal.com...itive-information-chrome-january-2017/182342/

    What do you think?

    I have a forum and I got my warning from Google. If chrome gives sitewide warning (not only at login and register pages), I can lose lots of traffic if I do not switch. So I think any webpage/website with register/login pages should migrate to HTTPS.
     
  2. waqas_ibrahim

    waqas_ibrahim Regular Member

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    Yes you should migrate to HTTPS. This is just the beginning, other browsers will also follow the same. And for now this is just for web pages that collect login/credit card information but in future chrome will show warning for any webpage not on HTTPS, may be within next year.
     
  3. Thanksyouall

    Thanksyouall Power Member

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    Seems cPanel now automatically add SSL to hosted sites. I have several sites with hostwinds and all now has https enabled automatically.

    If a wordpress blog enables the comments, will Google marks it non-secure as when people comment, they need to put their email address?