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Article by Marcia Elder, Director, The Virtual Solutions Center - February 2018
UPDATE: Since the above article was posted Google has announced that even more stringent measures will be implemented for sites that don't have SSLs by July. Warnings about encryption needs are appearing, even for some sites that have SSLs but may have certain content, like images, that could make them vulnerable. Consumers can avoid entering passwords and other personal or private information on sites that they don't know to be secure. As a Google and industry standard: a green padlock shown as locked in a Web address (as shown for our Website in the URL above) signals that the site IS secure. The presence (or absence) of the padlock and the word Secure (or Not Secure) is not controlled by the site owner or Webmaster.