As you may know, http is the old way to access a web site. https is the newer secure method that encrypts data sent to and from the web site.
Last year, Google announced it would rank search results such that web sites accessed via https rank higher than those using http.
This web page has been using http – which is okay since there is nothing secret or controversial about the content here.
However, on 7 March 2017, Firefox will launch an update that will issue a security warning when visiting web sites using http.
Consequently, we need to switch our web sites from http to https which involves paying a fee to buy an SSL security certificate and re-configuring software and servers.
I have successfully converted my coldstreams.com web site to https as a test for the conversion. So far everything looks good.
I will eventually convert the appinventor.pevest.com web site to use https also. I do not have a date for that – it could be next week or the end of the month. When I do the conversion, their might be a temporary period where you receive a security warning about accessing the web site, depending on how I do that update.