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Google may soon be taking a different approach to website security. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the company is considering giving websites that encrypt a boost in their search engine results.

Would this incentive significantly improve online security for daily users?

Listen to episode 138 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Lamar BaileyCraig Young and Ken Westin discuss why some content does not require encryption, how Google’s requirements can benefit spam sites and the best ways to communicate web security to users.

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