If your website does not have a secure certificate, then Google is about to identify it as unsafe. The popular search engine has recently indicated that they want to get rid of the unencrypted internet. The reason is to manage everything on the web through secure channels. As a result, it can be expected that Google will mark two-thirds of the web as unsafe.
You’ve probably seen the news about the latest cyberattack which has affected the NHS as well as approximately 200,000 other victims across 150 countries. This particular attack used Ransomware (2016-2017 Ransomware statistics and facts), known as WannaCry, which is a malicious piece of software that locks files on a computer and demands payments to unlock them. WannaCry affected an exploit in the Windows XP operating system on PCs, and Microsoft shortly sent out a fix for the security flaw. But authorities such as the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), warned over the weekend that as the working week begins, further cases of ransomware could come to light.
With search engines improving all the time and the widening adoption of Social Media into our day to day lives, it’s becoming easier for people to search for you on the internet. Why does it matter? Well, there’s the obvious concerns such as future employers running background checks but what about your current employee, friends, family, exes and the one that worries most people online – criminals.