Google has stepped up their security game once again. They are now blocking searchers from web sites that contain deceptive download buttons. A big red warning will be seen after the user clicks on the search result that warns “deceptive site ahead.”
Google said, “We’re expanding Safe Browsing protection to protect you from such deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ads.”
These deceptive ads are defined by Google as those that:
• Pretend to act, or look and feel, like a trusted entity — like your own device or browser, or the website itself
• Try to trick you into doing something you’d only do for a trusted entity — like sharing a password or calling tech support
Google will soon be putting deeper security practices into place. Google will be requiring all Webmasters to purchase SSL certificates to make their websites HTTPS compliant. HTTPS sites will be preferred over HTTP sites and receive a higher Google ranking. No sites are safe from this change – so even if you have a simple blog where no purchases are being made and no information is being saved, you will still need to have an SSL certificate.
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When you post something on Facebook, you’re hoping for as many people to share it at possible in hopes of your page getting more views and, in turn, you getting more potential clients. Facebook now has a method to directly measure post influence by determining whose followers re-share your content. Even if someone has a small amount of followers, they could be an influence in a specific post if their word causes others to share.