Google Chrome Now Labels unencrypted Pages ‘Not Secure’


With another step in making the internet more secure Google announced 68 version of Chrome browser which would mark unencrypted connections as not secure and push developers to secure HTTPS encryption.

The latest secure version started functioning from July 24. Chrome users using the latest version of Google Chrome will see warnings if the site is unsecure.

Earlier in February Google has announced that it would start to label pages with HTTP encryptions ‘not secure’, and now finally Google starts implementing it.

In a blog post Google mentioned “We knew that rolling out the warning to all HTTP pages would take some time, so we started by only marking pages without encryption that collect passwords and credit card info. Then we began showing the “not secure” warning in two additional situations: when people enter data on an HTTP page and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”

Catching on the trend of safer and secure web conversion of encryption has increased in the past four years and which could also be checked by Transparency Report of Chrome which encryption used on the browser between 2014 and 2018, the browser’s traffic from Android and ChromeOS have both seen increases in encryption rates (up to 76 percent protected from 42 percent for Android traffic and 85 percent protected up from 67 percent for ChromeOS.) The report also states that since 2014, when only 37 of the web’s top 100 sites on the browser used HTTPS as default, the number of protected top 100 sites in 2018 has risen to 83.

On the whole development people supporting Google like Ross Schulman, senior counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute said “It’s not just ads. Malware is served in an intruding way a lot. It’s not just about making sure that user information is private; it really ensures the integrity of the website.”

The others who oppose like Developer Dave Winer, one of the creators of RSS, objects as he says that Google imposing its will on the open web. “The fact is that they’re forcing it, “They’re just the tech industry. The web is so much bigger than the tech industry.”

However, if you want to employ an HTTPS on your website then you must have to install an SSL certificate. SSL certificate encrypts the data transferred between the web server and web client and secure the data. You can get an SSL certificate at the best price from an authorized reseller like SSL2BUY.

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