Google Chrome to mark all HTTP pages as not secure

When using websites, everyone hopes that their data and personal information is protected. However, this hasn't always been the case. As the internet has grown and developed over the years, businesses, website owners and web developers have worked tirelessly to create a safer, more secure web. In a few months time, Google Chrome will be taking measures a step further to make users more aware and encourage website owners to increase security.

Back in Autumn of 2016, we told you about how Google Chrome had announced plans to start labelling any HTTP page which collected sensitive data, such as passwords or credit card information, as "Not Secure". Since then, the number of websites which have moved to using SSL certificates and being more protected has increased significantly:

  • 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^

Now, Chrome has decided to take it a step further. Starting in July this year, with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will now show all HTTP sites as "not secure" - regardless of if they collect sensitive data or not.

Example of HTTP pages in Chrome 68^

With the new "Not Secure" notice on every page, users will be able to quickly identify which websites they can trust and understand that HTTP sites aren't secure. Having a HTTPS website is essential in 2018. Not only will your customers be able to see that your website is secure and trusted, but you'll be able to integrate with and benefit from a lot more systems.

What're you waiting for? Get in touch to find out how quick and easy it is for our team to make your website safe and secure for your customers.

^ Source: Chromium Blog

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