Google Plans to Make Chrome’s Non-Secure Site Warnings More Prominent

A couple of years ago, to help encourage websites to adopt HTTPS, they started to mark websites on Chrome with “Secure” badges in the address bar (see screenshot above). This let users know if a website was using HTTPS or not, but fast forward a few years later, Google thinks that those badges are no longer needed.According to Google, “Users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they’ll be warned when there’s an issue. Since we’ll soon start marking all HTTP pages as ‘not secure’, we’ll step towards removing Chrome’s positive security indicators so that the default unmarked state is secure. Chrome will roll this out over time, starting by removing the ‘Secure’ wording and HTTPS scheme in September 2018 (Chrome 69).”According to Google, they had previously refrained from using the red “not secure” badge simply because there were too many HTTP websites around, which would probably cause a bit of a panic if users kept seeing that the websites they visited were not secure. However Google now feels t

Google Plans to Make Chrome’s Non-Secure Site Warnings More Prominent

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