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HTTPS and Google Chrome - The Green Padlock

Oct 01, 2018      Share:   

In the past month you may have noticed that your site no longer has the green padlock in the address bar at the top of your Google Chrome browser. Does this mean that your SSL security has expired? No - this is a change to the interface of Google Chrome that rolled out with the update to Chrome 69 that most likely happened on your desktop in September.

Google Chrome Green Padlock on HTTPS
Old Chrome - Google Chrome showing a green padlock and the word "Secure" on sites with and SSL certificate.
Google Chrome Grey Padlock on HTTPS
New Chrome - Google Chrome showing a grey padlock and no longer has the word "Secure" on sites with and SSL certificate.

As of October 2018, Firefox is still showing a green padlock in the address bar for sites with an SSL certificate. Microsoft Edge shows a dark grey outlined padlock for sites with an SSL certificate.

If you have any questions about web site hosting and the benefits of an SSL certificate, call Bufflehead Internet Technology at 612-605-1520. All new hosting packages from Bufflehead Internet Technology include an SSL certificate as part of the monthly hosting costs.

Blog Categories:  Website Security, HTTPS

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