Google to Remove ‘Secure’ Labels on HTTPS Sites from September, 2018
Chrome is the world’s popular browser, thanks to the frequent security and stability updates that Google keeps launching for its application. If you are a consistent Chrome user, you must have noticed how Google indicates HTTP and HTTPS sites as secure and not secure. However, with the release of Chrome build 69 in September, 2018, Google will stop labeling HTTPS sites as ‘secure’. Google believes that this should be the default state for secure HTTPS websites. From September, 2018, Google will begin marking HTTP sites with a ‘not secure’ label when you enter data on HTTP sites.
If you are not aware, more than half the internet today uses HTTPS protocol. The HTTPS protocol encrypts data in transit and this secure connection prevents man-in-the-middle attacks and keeps your data safe from prying eyes.
With the release of Chrome 70 in September, 2018, Google will take another step towards changing this grey ‘not secure’ label to red in color. However, the label will only change to red color when you begin entering data on the HTTP page.