For the past several years, Google has been increasingly advocating the use of HTTPS by gradually introducing not secure warnings to more and more HTTP pages.
But soon, with the release of Chrome 68 due out on July 1st, 2018, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites that don't have an SSL Certificate as "Not Secure".
Why is this happening?
Google and Mozilla, the two most popular web browsers that together account for over 65% of web traffic, have been working to increase SSL usage for a while now.
Last year they began to make changes that encouraged the use of SSL by marking sites with forms and input fields on pages served via HTTP as Not Secure.
Now, with the release of Chrome 68 in July, Google is stepping things up even more by labelling any website served via HTTP as "Not Secure".
In addition to increased consumer confidence, HTTPS has many other advantages for website owners. HTTPS is faster, more performant, and more secure than it's HTTP counterpart, it's also been proven to help with SEO rankings, and provides the ability to use HTTP/2 for even greater speed improvements.
With SSL becoming a requirement, you need to make sure you're offering your customers a solution to this growing problem. With over 75% of internet traffic using Google Chrome, doing nothing simply isn't an option.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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