Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as not secure

In a recent update by Google online secure blog, they mentioned, that starting from July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.

Currently, Chrome displays a neutral information icon. But starting with version 68, the browser will warn users with an extra notification in the address bar. Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign.

Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as not secureAccording to Google, in 2017, developers have been transitioning their sites to HTTPS and making the web safer for everyone.

  • Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected.
  • Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected.
  • 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default.

Also, Google is now providing Mixed content audits. It helps developers migrate their sites to HTTPS in the latest Node CLI version of Lighthouse, an automated tool for improving web pages.

Chrome’s new interface will help users understand that all HTTP sites are not secure, and continue to move the web towards a secure HTTPS web by default. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and it unlocks both performance improvements and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.

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