Google warned webmasters that Chrome would mark HTTP pages as ‘NOT SECURE’
Have you noticed that recently there have been some changes in Chrome when you tried to load a website? Some website stated “Secure” while some stated “Not Secure”.
Well, this is Google Chrome 62 new security features started to kicked in in October 2017. Google also sent email notifications to all the site owners via Google Search Console about this issue.
In this notification, Google warned us that google would start to penalize HTTP websites. When users visit a website with HTTP, Chrome will show ‘Not Secure’ warning in two situations: “when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”
Below is a copy of Google’s notification:
Here are the examples of insecure warning sign updated by Google.
For more detailed information, kindly refer to the original blogpost from Google.
Google had tried their best to make sure the Internet is a safe place to work, connect and have fun. As a webmaster or site owner, we have the responsibility to make sure the information of our visitors is secure. We believe that in the near future, the security awareness of web surfers will increase and make this feature mandatory.
To prevent this from happening, you need SSL Certification!
This is for the good sake of your website visitors and website owners. If you are yet to get an SSL (HTTPS) certificate for your website, it is highly advisable to get a SSL Certification for your website now.
Together, we can build a Better and Safer Internet world!