Chrome will warn “Not secure” for all websites using HTTP

From July 2018, Chrome will display a “Not secure” warning in the address bar with all websites not protected by encryption protocol – HTTPS.

Specifically, with version 68 released in July, any site that does not use SSL certificate will be labeled “Not secure“. This is a strong move by Google to promote the use of HTTPS.

Previously, with Chrome version 56, websites related to online payments or using personal passwords for access that were not protected by the encryption protocol were also warned “Not Secure”. To version 62, the HTTP website has officially posted a warning next to the url; When the user enters information into existing form templates (such as the form for registration information); and in an incognito browser.

With version 68, there will be no other exception, Google will make use of HTTPS is mandatory. Not only Chrome, Mozilla Firefox since December 2014 has begun warning all HTTP web sites are not secure.

By making this decision, Google also relied on a number of assessments and analyzes with the use of SSL certificates. Specifically:

  • 68% of Chrome and Android traffic has been encrypted.
  • 78% are hits on laptops run Apple’s MacOS and Google’s Chrome OS.
  • Currently, 81 of the top 100 websites in the world use HTTPS

As you know, from March 2018, the maximum deadline for SSL certificates will be shortened to 825 days (the equivalent of 02 years of official and 3-month trial) – meaning that the level The reliability, level of updates, security and assurance of authentication will be higher.

Today, as everything is digitized, Internet transactions are getting more and more active, and the privacy of personal information will be a top priority and security with HTTPS encryption is absolutely essential.

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