Google is doing something good here. If a website isn’t using SSL (i.e. https://), it is easily hackable. It’s not something I do, but there is even freeware like the Beef Project that gives someone a UI to exploit non-secure http sites.
In the latest post from the Google Security Blog, Google let us all know that if a site is not secure with https that it is being put in a queue to tell Chrome users to beware. If your site is not secure, it will affect your business and/or readership.
Google has provided some help on how to secure your site at: https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/security/encrypt-in-transit/why-https
You also might want to check out https://letsencrypt.org/ on how to get a free SSL certificate.
SSL adoption has increased greatly over the past year, and the post states:
- Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
- Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
- 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
Read the full article at: https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html