Google: Final Warning on HTTPS for Websites

Discussion in 'Domains and SSL Certificates' started by djbaxter, May 18, 2018.

  1. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    I've got a feeling that those "big money" companies will put enough pressure on that the EV certificates will "fly their special flag".
    Personally I no longer see a real need for those EV certificates if the main concern is security. They are now more a vanity flag than anything.
     
  2. Skybound

    Skybound Aspirant

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    What happens to your search results when you switch to https ?
     
  3. djbaxter

    djbaxter Tazmanian Veteran

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    You may notice a bit of a temporary dip in your Analytics but if you do the redirects correctly you won't lose actual traffic. Anyone clicking on an HTTP link from the search engine listing should automagically redirect to the HTTPS version.
     
  4. Deprecated

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    That's a good question and I could only speculate. It would seem to me to be the same website. But that is speculation.

    As far as the browser, I could care less as long as I can see when I login to banking and shopping cart sites that my connection is secure.

    As an admin I've been using free certs for a year, from Let's Encrypt https://letsencrypt.org who thinks the whole web should be encrypted. I think the whole web should be encrypted too.

    I agree with Pete that although https is not bullet-proof, there is every good reason for everybody to go https. And with Let's Encrypt it's free too. They are not providing any authentication, but they are allowing you to implement the https protocol on your sites.

    To elaborate, when using hotspots you should be using a VPN to avoid MIM and packet sniffers.
     
  5. Shimei

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    Cloudflare, when using it has free universal SSL. Of course I noticed this feature after having purchased a SSL certificate for a year. Now I'm using a Cloudflare SSL certificate dedicated for my site through Cloudflare.
     
  6. Study Force

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    What I find fascinating is how 99% of webmasters don't know why they have to conform to this change, but did so because they were bullied into it.
     
  7. djbaxter

    djbaxter Tazmanian Veteran

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    The fact that they don't know why doesn't diminish it's importance. Sometimes people who don't know what they're doing need a push.
     
  8. Deprecated

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    I switched to HTTPS late last year just because I wanted the encryption that HTTPS affords. My certs tell nothing about the authenticity of my sites. I'm using certs from Let's Encrypt https://letsencrypt.org which are free, all you have to do is figure out how to implement them.

    I didn't do it for Google or any other reasons other than my own. I liked the concept of Let's Encrypt in that they think all HTTP should be encrypted. It's just that simple. I think it should all be encrypted too.

    Just noting, nobody thinks the government can't crack HTTPS, right? (They can even crack BTC blockchains if they want to badly enough.)
     
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