Googel starts to lable HTTP pages as “not secure”
Starting in January 2017 Google desktop browser Chrome labels HTTP pages as “not secure”. If you have HTTP page then it is time to start thinking how to change to HTTPS.
Already now according to Google’s transparency report more than half of the pages loaded by Chrome use HTTPS and it is growing trend. So though we hear about hacking in the news quite often web is actually becoming more secure.
Google hopes that HTTPS eventually will become standard and to promote it they start with their own browser Chrome. So the plan is next:
- In the beginning Chrome 56 will label only HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure”.
- In following releases – HTTP warnings will be extended, for example, by labelling HTTP pages as “not secure” in Incognito mode.
- Eventually – all HTTP pages will be labeled as non-secure.
If you want that your web page will be counted as safe place to be in, probably the smart thing is to move on to HTTPS (if you are not already using it).