Come September, Google Chrome Will No Longer Have the Secure Indicator
Up 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 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.
The new version of Google Chrome will only write secure and not secure, which makes is 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 was used as a more secure indicator version of the regular HTTP websites. This acted as a secure communication protocol for both websites and its users, and kept your data safe from third party viewers.
Why is Google employing this change? Google claims it is because should be able to expect that the websites hey visit are safe by default. However, information which is well-presented will allow users to be as informed as possible, and this can be accomplished through a minimalist approach instead of complete removal altogether.
Google says that HTTPS is becoming easier and cheaper to integrate, and if you haven’t already done so, it is time to do it.