Have you ever been to a website where you get an “insecure connection” warning inviting you to abandon a page? Then you’ve encountered a website with insecure or mixed content.
Insecure content is any web page element, such as HTML, CSS, image, video, and script elements, that is not hosted under a secure connection.
This is not content that’s merely linked through an old HTTP connection, but web elements that are hosted in an insecure server, and it can happen because some files in your website are stored on a separate and vulnerable website.
You don’t want insecure or mixed content in your website, not only because the “insecure connection” warning can scare away visitors forever, but because insecure content can actually make your website vulnerable to hackers and attacks!
It’s not the end of the world if you have insecure content in your website though, because there easy steps you can take to fix it:
- Use a service like “whynopadlock.com” to scan your web pages for insecure content.
- Create a backup of files hosted under the insecure connection
- Upload them directly to your HTTPS site
- If that doesn’t work, delete them completely from your site, host them on a secure site, and create a HTTPS connection between your site and those files.
Do you need help fixing your insecure content? Then please get in touch with us so we can assist you today!