Come September, Google Chrome Will No Longer Have the Secure Indicator

Implications of Not Having the Secure Indicator for the Google Search Engine

Come September, Google Chrome Will No Longer Have the Secure IndicatorUp until now, secure websites on Google Chrome showed the HTTPS secure indicator in the address bar along with other visual cues like the padlock icon at the bottom which indicates the website you were visiting was secure.

Secure connections to websites have widely been considered a measure which is necessary, as it helps to decrease the risks which users face, especially where the content injection is concerned. Security is needed to keep data secure from third parties, and it helps users feel more confident knowing that they are communicating with the correct websites.


Google Chrome

The new version of Google Chrome will only write secure and not secure, which makes it simpler for users to identify and understand whether the websites they are visiting were secure enough or not. Websites which are not secure will simply be marked as “not secure” come September.


Do Not Have the HTTPS Certificates

In October, websites which are visited with Chrome 70 and do not have the HTTPS certificates on them will trigger a “not secure” warning label which will be marked red. Users will see this when entering the text in the address bar.

Prior to this, the HTTPS format serves as a more secure indicator version of the regular HTTP websites. This acts as a secure communication protocol for both websites and their users. It has also been keeping your data safe from third-party viewers.

Come September, Google Chrome Will No Longer Have the Secure Indicator


Google Claims

Why is Google employing this change? Google claims it is because should be able to expect that the websites they visit are safe by default. However, systematic information will reach users as soon as possible. This can be possible through a minimalist approach instead of complete removal altogether.

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Google says that HTTPS is becoming easier and cheaper to integrate. If you haven’t already done so, it is time to do it.

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