How secure is your website?


Google to increase website security requirements in 2016

"Starting January 1, 2017 at the latest, Chrome will completely stop supporting SHA-1 certificates. At this point, websites that have a SHA-1-based signature as part of the certificate chain (not including the self-signature on the root certificate) will trigger a fatal network error. This includes certificate chains that end in a local trust anchor as well as those that end at a public CA. In line with Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox, the target date for this step is January 1, 2017, but we are considering moving it earlier to July 1, 2016 in light of ongoing research. We therefore urge sites to replace any remaining SHA-1 certificates as soon as possible."
Google Chrome Security - 18.12.2015

"Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox have each indicated that their support for this level of website security will be removed by the end of 2016 at the very latest, and possibly sooner"

Back in 2014, Google announced that it would be gradually phasing out support for websites that are protected by the 'SHA-1' HTTPS certificates.

Nearly two years later, Google and the other major search engines have indicated that support for this level of website security will be removed by the end of 2016 at the very latest, and possibly as soon as 1st July 2016.

What does this mean for your website?

The requirement for websites to be as secure as possible has now become a demand from the major search engines. In order to continue to feature in search engine results, your website will need to demonstrate a minimum, basic level of security.

Having 'HTTPS' before your website name is no longer sufficient to guarantee the requisite level of security. as the end of the year approaches, you need to take steps to ensure that your website will not be penalised by the major search engines owing to a failure to achieve the required security certification.

OMNIX is able to assist you to check the level of security currently in place on your company website. It is a quick and simple process and involves no cost or obligation. Hopefully no further action will be required but if it is, OMNIX will be able to guide you through any necessary steps to improve your website security certification.

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