In this episode we talk about upcoming Google Chrome warnings that will be displayed for website forms not protected by SSLs and a little about Dropbox Paper.
- Dropbox Paper has released some updates
- Users can now preview Dropbox Paper docuemnts before opening them. Very helpful for admins or project managers.
- Usera can also now create folders on mobile devives and move Paper documents to them. Great for those of us who work on phones or tablets a good portion of the time.
- And finally, users can now delete files on their mobile devices. A little less useful for many of us IT guys and creatives who NEVER delete anything, just archive it.
- Google Chrome will now start displaying a “Not Secure” warning on webpages not protected by an SSL and including a form asking for passwords or credit card information.
- This means that if your site requires or requests any of this, the warnings will be shown to potential clients and other visitors.
- I believe this is an incremental step towards Chrome requiring all sites to have SSLs in the very near future, with the next step probably being that ANY form will need to be protected by an SSL.
- This is a great time for you to get ahead of the inbound wave by activating an SSL on your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the extra search weight assigned by Google for sites with SSLs.
- It’s also a great chance to take a look at current forms on your website and maybe change them to ask additional questions you may have ommitted due to not having and SSL in the past.
- Keep in mind there are some obstacles beyond cost to purchasing and installing an SSL. More to come on that in a future episode.
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