Monday, 12 February 2018

Google Chrome Marking All HTTP Sites Insecure From July 2018

Google is getting really serious about the immediate movement of HTTP websites to HTTPS and failure to do this will attract a '' this is an unsecured website'' and this will take effect from July 2018. It will really not be favorable for those who prove adamant to this caution because HTTPS is now served freely on cloud-fare so if you decide not to move, it's not going to be funny.


HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, which communication protocol is encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

In a nutshell, HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP protocol which is considered as a good measure to decrease the risk of users being vulnerable to malicious attacks and other data modification.


HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation and unsecured way of data communication for the World Wide Web.

HTTPS is now important in other to improve security. Although at the time of this article, HTTPS is being offered for free on Blogger platform and on Cloudfare. It’s very important for a website owner to have it installed on their website for a good ranking factor and to protect their users from insecure payments and frauds, especially those using e-commerce websites.

Three years ago, Google’s search engine began favouring in its results websites that use encrypted HTTPS connections.
Sites that secure their content get a boost over websites that used plain-old boring insecure HTTP. In a “carrot and stick” model, that’s the carrot: rewarding security with greater search visibility.
Later this year comes the stick. This summer, Google will mark non-HTTPS websites as insecure in its Chrome browser, fulfilling a plan rolled out in September 2016.
Starting with Chrome 68, due to hit the stable distribution channel on July 2018, visiting a website using an HTTP connection will prompt the message “Not secure” in the browser’s omnibox – the display and input field that accepts both URLs and search queries.
“Chrome’s new interface will help users understand that all HTTP sites are not secure, and continue to move the web toward a secure HTTPS web by default,”

Because Chrome holds something like 56 percent of the global browser market share across mobile and desktop platforms, Google’s name-and-shame label is likely to be noticed by a great many Chrome users and by any websites those fans no longer visit due to security concerns.
While many websites will be affected, plenty are already in compliance. According to Google, 81 of the top 100 websites use HTTPS by default, over 68 percent of Chrome traffic on Android and Windows occurs over HTTPS, and over 78 percent of Chrome traffic on Chrome OS and macOS and iOS travels securely.
Google offers a free security auditing tool called Lighthouse that can help developers identify which website resources still load using insecure HTTP.
The Chocolate Factory’s shunning scheme follows a similar tack the company has taken to issue warnings to websites that rely on dodgy Symantec digital certificates.

Make sure your SSL install is secure using these:
– TLSSLed v1.2 – Evaluate The Security Of A Target SSL Or TLS (HTTPS) Web Server Implementation
– sslscan Download – Detect SSL Versions & Cipher Suites (Including TLS)

The company Also offers you a free setup guides to help you get started and explained why HTTPS is important. So therefore is the right time to Migrate over to HTTPS and Secure up or in Near future HTTP might send your users away due to the Insecure Label
The official blog by Google on this is here:

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