Giving customers and prospects a way to reach out via your website is non-negotiable. Heck, that’s probably the major reason your business has a website in the first place. But, if you have a contact form on your website, you may be receiving an insane amount of spam messages. These are awful. They’re obnoxious and can make it difficult to recognize real people trying to get in touch with your business. Luckily, there is a way to significantly cut back on the amount of spam messages you’re receiving through your website. It’s called reCAPTCHA.
Post Category: Security
What Is Mixed Content and Why Does It Matter?
We were recently working on a website created by another agency when we noticed that the “Secure” lock icon wasn’t displaying in the browser’s URL field. The site definitely had an SSL certificate installed, and was loading over HTTPS. So why wasn’t the “Secure” message showing? Mixed content turned out to be the culprit. As it happens, websites that have SSL certificates installed often do display a mixed content error message. When mixed content errors are present, the “Secure” padlock won’t display. This article will explain why that happens and how to fix it.
Why Does a Website Say “Not Secure”?
You may have noticed that your browser now marks certain websites as “not secure”. Why? Are those sites dangerous? Are they compromised? Should you stay off of them? Maybe you’re wondering why your own website is showing the “not secure message”. Why does a website say “not secure”? The reason is actually pretty straight forward. Still, it can be hard to find simple explanations of why certain sites display that message. The goal of this article is to explain that to you in the easiest way possible.