Tech Tip: Tighter security for KC internet browsers

On Oct. 14, Google Chrome becomes the first browser to significantly step-up security notifications. If a website lacks a special security authentication, this is what people will see:  InternetSecurity

But not KC webpages that manage health data, financial data and other private data. KCIT inventoried all pages weeks ago to ensure data pages are secure and encrypted and users will NOT see that notification when submitting data like credit card information to a county website.

However, because King County has thousands of pages, it was difficult to secure ALL non-data pages by the deadline and users may see “http” or NOT SECURE” and be concerned.

Rest assured that clicking through “not secure” pages won’t effect the secure data pages. KCIT expects to have all KingCounty.gov webpages secure by the end of the year.

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