Google’s Push for HTTPS

Google’s Push for HTTPS

In an effort to push secure browsing and overall web security, Google is looking to roll out an update that will show Chrome users a ‘Not Secure’ warning when browsing sensitive web pages that don’t have an SSL certificate in place.

In short, an SSL certificate encrypts your data when you enter it into a website (think payment information) to ensure that it is not intercepted between you and the host website. The most obvious sign of an SSL certificate being present is to check if the websites URL prefix has an ‘S’ (standing for ‘secure) in it – HTTPS:// vs HTTP://.

Whilst Google will only show this ‘Not Secure’ warning on pages that have a credit card field present, Google has confirmed that they use SSL certificates as a ranking factor in their algorithm.

READ MORE

SUBSCRIBE TO THE LATEST

HTTPS

0 Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*