Half Of Security Certificates Are Broken, Google Says

Half Of Security Certificates Are Broken, Google Says

Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google said "half of the security certificates on the web are broken" in SMX West search marketing conference last week. Gary presented a paper on  How to Secure Your Site for Google’s HTTPS Algorithm and he explained the reasons to eliminate broken certificates from the web.

Garry Illyes
He said he is working on an internal experiment to flag sites that have these broken security certificates. That means, the websites using self signed certificates might be banned from Google search results. 

Since the browsers may or may not contain the full list of trusted certificate providers that is used to identify the valid certificates on the web, banning sites (having broken certificates) from the Google searches is apparently a best technique to ensure user security.

If you want to check your website's SSL Certificate, use this free online tool from DigiCert.

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