Why Google is Forcing You To Have SSL Certificates on Your Websites
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Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to keep flagging your website this year!
We turn to the internet for everything. From selling to buying, it is the introduction of an E-world. With this dominating trend, online security has become a necessity.
Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and, therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet. With its recent announcement, in 2017, Google flagged all the unencrypted internet by July 2018. And will keep on flagging it.
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. A warning message will also be shown.
When Do You need to Worry About SSL?
It started back in 2017 with Chrome version 62 being released, websites with any kind of text input will need an SSL certificate. July 2018 will see the two warnings flag up in the browsers of people visiting your website if you don’t have an SSL certificate set up.
- Does your website take text inputs in the form of login panels, contact forms, search bars, etc.
- Is your website on HTTP://?
If it’s a YES to both these questions, you need to install SSL to avoid any risks or warnings. If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a “Not Secure” warning on visiting your site.
What is SSL Certificate? And How it Works?
That’s your electronic passport!
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.
SSL Certificate has the following information:
- Name of the holder
- Serial number and expiration date
- Copy of the certificate holder’s public key
- Digital Signature of the certificate-issuing authority
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