In an effort to make a better secure online world for netizens, Google has been shepherding websites to move to HTTPS secure connection.
In February this year, Google gave a notice to developers to move their websites to the HTTPS secure connection, before the search engine embarks on shaming the unsecured websites. Well, that was a six months’ notice that expires today, (July 24).
Google is now set to roll out Chrome v.68 for desktops today. And from today, going forward, Chrome users visiting unencrypted sites will be given a big warning, letting them know the site(s) do not use HTTPS encryption.
You might recall Google had already embarked on this route from as early as January 2017, with the release of Chrome v.56. However, the earlier implementation was only limited to sites that required critical personal information from the users such as credit card details. But with Chrome v.68, the omnibox at the top will show the ‘not secure‘ label for all HTTP sites.
The now conspicuous ‘not secure‘ label will replace the previous ‘i‘ that was being used to let the user know they’re browsing unencrypted site …read more