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Why does my website say ‘Not secure’?

If you notice that your browser indicates that your website is “Not secure”, this can cause problems.

Such sign can scare off potential visitors and bring down the credibility of your website.

In this article, we explain why this happens and how you can fix it. Just know that depending on your specific situation and configuration, additional steps or decisions may be needed.

Causes of the ‘Not safe’ warning

1. No HTTPS

The most common reason for this warning is that your website does not use HTTPS. HTTPS, with the S for Security, provides an encrypted connection between the browser and your website.

Without HTTPS, this connection is not secure, which means data being exchanged, such as passwords or credit card information, can be intercepted by criminals.

Read: How to convert my website from HTTP to HTTPS

2. Partially insecure content

This means that some elements on your page (such as images, videos, scripts) are still loaded over an unsecured HTTP connection. Browsers mark this as insecure because it opens the door to security vulnerabilities.

Read: How do you tackle mixed content on your website?

Conclusion

Resolving the “Not Secure” warning is crucial for your website’s security and credibility. By switching to HTTPS and addressing mixed content, you not only protect your visitors’ data but also improve trust in your website.

Updated on 30 May 2024

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