Movingtrend – Friday February 9, 2018
Google Chrome will spot all HTTP Site as ‘Not Secure’. This change will start working in July 2018. This change will encourage webmasters to shift the HTTPS application Protocols.
Google will release Chrome 68 in July
Google will begin to mark the HTTP Sites as ‘Not Secure’
from this July. Google has started this trend with the release of Chrome 56 that was launched last year in January. The previous implementation was restricted to webpages involving certain private information, like credit card details.
Displaying ‘Not Secure’
With the launch of the Chrome 68, the omnibox on the top will show a ‘Not Secure’
label for all the HTTP pages. It is not only show the vulnerability of the HTTP Pages but to change the priority of webmasters HTTPS over HTTP.
The question is how this change will affect the sites. Google revealed some figures about the 81 of the Top 100 sites is using HTTPS by default. According to the Google statistics that 68 percent Chrome Traffic on Android and windows and over 78 percent traffic on Chrome OS and macOS runs over HTTPS. Google is providing the tools to help the webmasters to make shift to HTTPS.
Chrome Security Product Manager, Emily Schechter wrote in blog post, ”"Mixed content audits are now available to help developers migrate their sites to HTTPS in the latest Node CLI version of Lighthouse, an automated tool for improving web pages. The new audit in Lighthouse helps developers find which resources a site loads using HTTP, and which of those are ready to be upgraded to HTTPS simply by changing the subresource reference to the HTTPS version.”
As we all know the Google Chrome has the dominant position in the browser market and it will urge the users to switch on HTTPS. At one side Google is working on HTTPS as a ranking signal and the Search is begun indexing the HTTPS pages by defult since December 2015.
Not only the Google is the sole promoter of the HTTPS, but Apple is also promoting the use of the HTTPS. Apple the biggest tech giant has made obligatory for iOS app to use secure HTTPS connection june 2016.
HTTP vs HTTPS:
Both are the protocols used by the World Wide Web. The main difference between HTTP and HTTPS is that all HTTPS traffic is encrypted by default, it means it is more protected from snooping/sneaking in public network.
Source - Gadget360
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