In a blogpost last Thursday, Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter announced that coming this July, all websites that are not yet using https encryption will be marked in Chrome 68 as “not secure”.

Https provides encryption which “wraps” the website and its user within a secure tunnel to prevent attacker intrusion. Schechter adds that they have been strongly advocating https for years and the new warning sign is intended to make users understand that http sites lack adequate security.

It was noted that Google also ranks https sites higher in its search results to encourage developers to adopt the encryption.

Source: ZDNet


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