A secure website is when the site offers HTTPS:// address when you navigate to it. This is to ensure that the data you enter and submit is encrypted during transmission. Unsecure websites carry the risk that someone can intercept your data to simply spy or even tamper the data. Another possibility is they can inject malware into seemingly legitimate pages without your knowledge.
As the most popular search engine, Google has nudged websites into making them secure by down-ranking sites since 2015, by labeling password fields on unencrypted sites in 2016, and finally by labeling entire sites in the URL as Not secure in 2017. In February* of this year, Google announced that their Chrome browser will yet again change how they display non-encrypted websites beginning in July. This is to better notify the user to be careful using the site they have visited.
Viral-Technology promotes security first with all our services and procedures. From our website where you submit your tickets, to how we communicate with you regarding sensitive information. We encourage you to look at your technology provider’s support site to see the experience. Even submitting support ticket information with your passwords could be intercepted if not entered on a secure site. Contact us today if you need any help securing your website or you have any other questions.