A simple guide to learn how to resolve Your connection is not private in Google Chrome, as well as other errors that related to HTTPS & SSL.
SSL or also known as HTTPS is a critical way to secure users’ data while sending and receiving between clients’ computer and the server. Typically, when you browse an insecure website with the HTTP method, your information won’t be encrypted and protected. So, attackers with needed software and equipment can exploit the connection and steal the information.
But you don’t really need to worry, most of the e-commerce websites such as online stores and shopping sites are forced to run through HTTPS method when users check out and make a payment. So basically, you will be safe when purchasing through these places and your information will be secured.
What Is SSL Error And How Does It Look Like?
There are nothing perfect, right? And SSL is one of them. You may get several types of SSL errors on your browser when browsing sites with HTTPS method, especially is Google Chrome.
When an SSL error happens on your browser, there would be a warning with a particular message will be popped up. Depends on the browser you are using, the error message may different.
How To Fix SSL Errors On Your Browser?
Generally, SSL errors happen because two major reasons: that is the date & time of your device are wrong, or something has blocked the connection.
There are two things you need to take a look first to resolve SSL errors. That are the date & time, and antivirus or firewall software. If the date and time of your device are wrong, your browser can’t verify any SSL certificates and leads to SSL errors.
The second thing is sometimes, your antivirus or firewall will block specific SSL connections if they think it’s not secure. In order to fix this issue, you will need to turn off antivirus software, firewall programs or any applications can block SSL connections.
Some antivirus and firewall allow you to disable a feature of it to not scanning and protecting SSL connections anymore. By doing so, these programs will not scan your SSL connections and does not block it anymore.
Besides avoiding SSL errors, you should also protect yourself by not provide personal information and financial details when visiting untrusted websites. Those places can be the source that attackers are trying to get your personal and critical information such as ID number, billing address or bank information.