Symantec's Security Flub Has Google Playing Hardball
Symantec issued security certificates to the wrong entities, so Google is cracking down because that error might mean trusted sites aren't so secure.By Evan Thomas | October 29, 2015
Google is throwing its weight around: not with search results or cloud storage but on the matter of TLS certificates.
TLS certificates verify that website owners are who they say they are, and that secure connections are truly secure. The certificates come from trusted third parties called Certificate Authorities, or CAs.
So it's important to know you can trust your CA to issue accurate certificates. Without that, you can't trust your Web data will be properly encrypted.