2016 could be the year when HTTP finally … died.
On September 9, Chrome's security team announced that the browser will begin marking "insecure" for websites that use a secure password transfer and credit information connection since January 2017. Notice vigilance will appear the browser address bar, and alert users about the risk of losing personal information.
Gradually, Chrome will add security alerts to HTTP pages when users use the "incognito" mode, and will eventually apply to all HTTP pages.
This change is intended to "motivate" site owners to switch to HTTPS more securely. HTTPS will encrypt data during the transfer process, contributing to preventing "bad" users from changing data on the network. Emily Schechter of Chrome wrote in a post announcing the change that "What are you waiting for and hasn't switched to HTTPS, HTTPS has become easier and more economical than ever, enabling the most powerful web performance, along with The old HTTP standard transcendence feature ”.
Google is not the only company urging websites to enhance security. Earlier this year, Apple also announced that all apps must use HTTPS connections until the end of 2016, and Facebook Instant Articles will also apply HTTPS. Currently, thanks to pressure from large technology companies, users will enjoy higher and higher security.
In January of the following year, Chrome users are expected to start receiving security messages in the address bar. At the first stage, the notification will look like this:
When applied to all websites:
ITZone via Techcrunch