Chrome will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’
Google is making changes to how it displays non-secure (http) websites effective July 2018 when it starts to distribute Chrome 68.
Google is visibly marking all websites which do not currently have an SSL Certificate with an information icon ⓘ . Google wants to let visitors to the website know that they shouldn't enter personal details such as payment details, personal information and/or passwords. This will all change in July 2018.
How Will It Change?
On pages that DO have areas for adding personal information, payment details or passwords and the address is HTTP not HTTPS, the message will change to not secure with a warning icon. This will potentially make website visitors wary, particularly as Google states that this information "could be stolen by attackers". As shown in the image below a secure site (https) will show the green secure padlock. Currently a not-secure site (http) will show the 'ⓘ Not Secure' which will change to the red triangle and red text saying 'not secure'.
Chrome will eventually show the Not Secure red triangle on ALL HTTP pages whether or not they include fields for entering personal information.
According to Google's blog post:
- Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
- Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
- 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
How to avoid not secure messages
Seemingly there is no real threat to the visitor if no information has been entered into the website. Ideally you will want to avoid your visitors seeing these messages and the only real way to do this is to purchase a reputable SSL certificate.
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