For years now, Google has been moving towards a more secure web by encouraging sites that adopt HTTPS encryption. These sites are marked with a green lock icon and “Secure” message.
Prior to July 2018, Chrome displayed HTTP sites with a neutral icon. But since the Chrome 68 stable update any web page not running HTTPS displays a “Not Secure” warning.
HTTPS encryption protects the channel between your browser and the website your visiting, and ensures that nobody in-between can tamper with the traffic or spy on what you’ve been doing. Without it, someone with access to your router or ISP could intercept vital information (including passwords, payment and personal details) or inject malware into otherwise legitimate pages.
While Chrome was the first browser to deploy such a visible warning system on non-HTTPS websites, it’s likely that Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla will follow suit.
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Author: Benny Mansfield
Published: July 19, 2018
Read Time: 1 minute (200+ words)