The Secure Socket Overlay (SSL), was created in 1995 by Netscape. The software was built to combat the growing unease about internet security. In theory, SSL would encrypt the information that was sent between a website and the web server, thereby creating a safety net against any hackers trying to access private information. In other words, it would create a kind of shield that would conceal the date from nefarious parties trying to seek it out. This allows businesses to protect customer’s personal information and transactions, allowing for the businesses reputation to flourish.
Now back to the Google Update. After events like the European Union’s GDPR, they are taking the necessary steps to enhance their internet security. This new update will put them one step closer to overall security that they’ve been reaching for since 2014’s HTTPS Everywhere campaign. Google is steadfast in trying to ensure that consumers are as safe as possible on the internet by protecting users of the dangers of websites with personal information.