Chrome will start marking all HTTP sites as not secure in July

What is HTTPS encryption and why it’s critical

What is HTTPS encryption and why it’s critical

As Google explains, "When you load a website over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to you".

HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the internet to connect users to websites.

"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", Google said. At that time, the company's audit found that 79 of the worldwide web's non-Google sites did not use HTTPS as its default protocol. 81 of the top 100 websites are now using HTTPS as their default connection method.

It should be noted that Google Chrome is by far the most popular browser on the planet, so that should be incentive enough for developers to act fast.

Users navigating the web through Chrome 68 will find all HTTP sites are classified as not being secure. Google will mark all such websites with not secure label at the address bar.

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Starting with Chrome 68, due to hit the stable distribution channel on July 2018, visiting a website using an HTTP connection will prompt the message "Not secure" in the browser's omnibox - the display and input field that accepts both URLs and search queries.

The second stage took place with Chrome 62 when Google marked all HTTP pages opened in a Private Browsing window as "Not Secure". A year ago it started labelling HTTP login pages and credit card forms as "not secure". Currently, several of its major services including Gmail and Google Drive are 100 percent HTTPS enabled, while other services like YouTube and Google Calendar are at around 99 percent.

If we talk about the other web browsers, Mozilla Firefox did the same thing in last December month. Without that encryption, anybody with access to the user's router or ISP will be able to intercept the information being sent to websites or inject malware into them.

Google first announced its plans for the transition in September 2016.

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