March 15, 2018
Starting July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will identify all non-secure sites and label the search result as ‘Not Secure’.
While Google have been pushing ‘secure by default’ website for years, July is shaping up to be a big month for Google as the change will coincide with the release of Chrome version 68.
For all websites that don’t provide HTTPS encryption, search listings will appear clearly labelled as Not Secure as seen below.
HTTPS encryption protects the transmission of data between your browser and the website you’re visiting, ensuring no one in the middle can tamper with the traffic or spy on what you’re doing. Without HTTPS encryption, someone with access to your router or ISP can potentially intercept information sent to websites or inject malware into otherwise legitimate pages.
Google has been pushing to make the change to non-secure websites a for years now with the majority migrating towards a more secure web:
- 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
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