Google will soon label websites without HTTPS encryption as “not secure.” The change will be part of Google’s forthcoming update to Chrome Browser version 68, scheduled to be released in July this year.
The warning notification will appear on the address bar. All websites with HTTPS encryption on the Google Chrome browser will display a green lock icon with a “secure” label next to the URL.
What is HTTPS and why it’s critical?
HTTPS is a more secure version of the former protocol known as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The encryption is based on the Transport Layer Security (TLS), which itself is the successor to an older protocol called SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer.
TLS is now a standard technology for keeping internet connections safe and secure from any third-party trying to gain access. The technology uses advanced encryption algorithms to ensure the data transmitted between the browser and the website cannot be read by anyone else.
In simpler words, HTTPS ensures that the communication thread between your browser and the website you’re surfing cannot be breached by anyone else.
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