Google is leading an effort to make the web more secure, but it could hurt small businesses not prepared for the change. Last month Google began displaying the words “not-secure” in the URL next to select web pages. Eventually their goal is to display a red triangle warning marked Not-secure next to every webpage not served over SSL.
If you use Google’s popular browser Google Chrome, you are in good company. Over 1 billion people use the browser worldwide, making it one of Google’s biggest products. But this update could damage the reputation of businesses unprepared for the change. So let’s take a look at what SSL is and what you need to do to secure your website.