Google Chrome To Label Sensitive HTTP Pages As “Not Secure”

Google is going to give us the incredible gift for this Upcoming New Year 2017 to secure our privacy and security. Now I would tell you what that is and how would you get that. So be ready for that gift which is coming soon on your internet as a service.

I guess most of you are using Google Chrome and it is useful as well for even developers. But from coming New Year 2017, something unusuality will go to happen, that is the web browser chrome will begin labeling the sensitive HTTP sites that transmit passwords or ask for credit card details as “Not Secure” the first step in Google’s Plan to discourage the use of places that don’t use encryption. This may affect some of the unsecured web pages that feature entry fields for sensitive data like passwords and payment card numbers, after the release of Chrome 56.

Reason for doing this is that the unencrypted HTTP is dangerous for login pages and payment forms since it could be used by hackers to intercept passwords, login session, cookies, and even credit card data. So after the release of chrome, it will flag HTTP sites as “Not Secure” with a neutral indicator in the address bar of incognito mode, although users have higher expectations of privacy but in the future, the chrome will flag all HTTP sites as “Not Secure” with the same red triangle indicator the browser currently to indicate a broken HTTPS website.

Google is trying to make its user secure, so it has attempted several times to do some changes on its search engine algorithm to use encrypted HTTPS connections. Last time, Google had implemented HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security)  on its main domain (google.com) so that it would prevent users from navigating to websites using the insecure HTTP.

Not only, Google but also Mozilla is trying to adopt HTTPS through its Let’s Encrypt project which would provide free SSL/TSL certificates to implement HTTPS for their services. So get ready to make your sites encrypted so that users can smoothly go through your websites.