February 9, 2018 | Google | by Christopher Hendrickson

Chrome 68: A Big Reason to Switch HTTPS

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:

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In the same post announcing Chrome 68’s treatment of non-secure sites, Google also shared the following strong numbers illustrating how rapidly websites have been adopting HTTPS:

  • 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:

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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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