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As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator

Last February, Google announced its intention to label all sites accessed by unencrypted HTTP as "unsecure", starting in July. Today, the company has described the next modification it will make to its browser: in September, Google will stop marking HTTPS sites as secure .

Before and after the representation of the label "Secure" removed

The background of this change is the gradual migration of the Web to the use of HTTPS rather than HTTP. With a growing fraction of the web on secure HTTPS, something now easy to do at zero cost thanks to the initiative Let's Encrypt – Google anticipates a world where HTTPS is the default value. In this world, only the dangerous casual site should have its URL highlighted, not the boring and commonplace site.

Type the data into the form and the message "Unsafe" changes from gray to red

Most HTTP sites are given a gray "Unsafe" label in their address bar. If the page has a user input, this gray label will turn red, indicating the particular risk that the page represents: Web forms served over HTTP could send their content anywhere, which would make them risky to type words from. pass or credit card numbers. ]

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