Google is coming up with every possible way to make us secure on the internet. With its recent announcement, Google will flag all the unencrypted website in coming months.
Google will flag 2/3rd of the web as unsafe
This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
If you don’t have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your company information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.
Data protection is by far the biggest advantage of HTTPS, but it’s not the only one. HTTPS sites also load significantly faster. In a test on HTTP vs HTTPS.com, the unsecure version of the page loads 334% slower than HTTPS – try the test on your own device and see how they compare.
That’s not all. Back in 2014, Google tried to persuade webmasters to make the switch to HTTPS and made the secure protocol a stronger ranking signal as motivation. Google flat-out said they would start giving preference to sites with an SSL in 2014. Since that time, encrypted sites have earned a boost in rankings over their unsecured counterparts. Since that bit of motivation didn’t provide enough encouragement for sites to switch, now Google is forcing the issue. Instead of incentivizing HTTPS, Google may even penalize HTTP sites.
The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybersecurity damages will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.
It is impossible to escape the rising tide of cybercrime if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate. They will identify weakness(es) in your network…mostly, when information is transmitted. Recently, the black eye masked people have been refining malicious strains that are specifically designed to capture data while moving between destinations.
You surely can protect yourself from this mess by installing SSL certificates that offer a vital means of defending against transit-based hacks.
With SSL certificates, your customers will see visuals like lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. Well, if I as a customer will see that on your website, I will be assured that my information is traveling safe.
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