A little backstory Back in 2014, HTTPS became a hot-topic after the Heartbleed bug became public. This bug allows people with ill intent to listen in on traffic being transferred over SSL/TLS. Therefore, it gave them the ability to hijack and/or read the data. Luckily, researchers patched this bug quickly after its discovery. This incident was a wake-up call that properly encrypting user information over the internet is a necessity.
Back in August of last year Google officially announced that switching your website over to HTTPS will give you a minor ranking boost. So it’s that simple, right? If Google says to do it, then let’s do it.
HTTPS, the secure protocol. A lot of discussions has been lately about the value of the https protocol. We are to going to present into 3 parts some key aspects of the issue.