Google Chrome Browser will Mark Non-HTTPS Sites as ‘not Secure
Google Chrome Browser will Mark Non-HTTPS Sites as ‘not Secure – After several years of pushing for secure by default web sites, Google is said to identify insecure websites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer.
July is one of the big month for Google. Earlier this month, company is said to have announced that its Speed update is all set to roll out on July and today has announced it then this will also mark all websites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.”
This move will coincide for the release of Chrome 68 and will look like this in a user’s browser:
Google is said to be pushing webmasters to make change to non secure websites for years now including hinting at small rankings boost for further incentivize shift. Campaign is said to have proved successful. According to their 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
This depends on size of website and scope of the project, migration from HTTP to HTTPS can be quite an undertaking. You can check out resources below for in depth guides to make this change for your or your clients sites along with resources for validation and dealing with various content issues.