Chrome 68’s release in July 2018 gives publishers a major push to switch to HTTPS. On its Security Blog, Google recently announced that all HTTP sites will be marked as “not secure”. It’s the latest in a large chain of steps that Google has taken to drive HTTPS adoption across the web.
Here’s what the omnibox will look like in Chrome 68 compared to previous versions:
- More than 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is protected under HTTPS
- Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is HTTPS compliant
- 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
Avoiding the non-secure label is only one of the several reasons for publishers to move to HTTPS. Discover all of them in our free eBook below:
For more information on the importance of migrating to HTTPS, see our articles on the impact that WPA2 had on HTTPS, the wider role HTTPS plays in a free web, or why websites without forms even need to migrate.
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