Google Chrome removes the green ‘Secure’ lock on HTTPS sites
Google says security should be so normal you don’t see it. But bad security should be in your face.
Today when you visit a HTTPS website on Google’s Chrome browser, a green security lock is shown telling you that you’re visiting a secure page that’s encrypted and protected from cyberattacks. Google’s goal is to make sure 100% of the internet is HTTPS.
By May 2018, 83 percent of websites visited by people browsing on Chrome were HTTPS. It’s gotten to the point for Google where you’re much more likely to visit an HTTPS page on Chrome than a HTTP (nonsecure) page. In other words, people understand the importance of having a secure website and if something is the norm, you don’t need a label telling you that everything is normal. Therefore in september, Google will remove the “Secure” label and will eventually stop displaying the lock, too.
With this update, Google makes it clear that having HTTPS is the norm and not having HTTPS is not, which means that they will display even more warnings when a website is not using a SSL-Certificate – A warning icon and “Not Secure” label in the URL bar. This will start showing in October.
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