Web BrowsingGoogle has been cautioning people about the hazards of an unencrypted internet & unencrypted websites for ages. However Google is now taking more solid steps by announcing that all HTTP sites are “not secure” beginning in July 2018.

Google has recently declared that the Google Chrome browser will soon mark all HTTP websites as “not secure.” These websites don't have a icon of a green padlock or an “secure” message on the address bar.

In a resent blog post, Google Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schecter confirmed that web users will begin to start seeing these changes when Chrome 68 rolls out.


Posted by Emily Schechter, Chrome Security Product Manager

For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.