The GDPR will require website transparency about collection, use, and sharing of user data. It also will give users more control about how data can be collected and shared.
Then, in February 2018, Google made further steps toward HTTPS everywhere by announcing that in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68 they will begin marking all sites that do not use HTTPS as “not secure”.
Additionally today, according to Gizmodo, users will encounter a full-page warning whenever visiting a website whose SSL certificate is not registered with a public certificate log. This means that you will need to have a registered SSL certificate for your website to avoid getting this warning in Chrome.
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WordPress has released a security update of its blog software. Any site running WordPress should update immediately by using the update feature located in the WordPress dashboard.
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