Google Set To Change The Way Chrome Browser Displays Content
Google is set to change the rules around their highly popular Chrome browser.
Google will label all unencrypted web pages as “not secure” in the next update of the Google Chrome browser which is due mid-year in July.
Sites that don’t use the HTTPS protocol will come with a warning after the new Chrome 68 is launched.
Whereas the padlock and the word “Secure” appears in the URL bar next to secured pages, the words “Not Secure” will appear next to unsecured portals.
“Chrome’s new interface will help users understand that all HTTP sites are not secure and continue to move the web toward a secure HTTPS web by default,” the company says in a statement.
Given the firm’s market share sits above 50%, this could have far-reaching ramifications and may even be followed by Microsoft, Mozilla and Apple; the other major browser players.
Chrome 68 will also crack down on third-party apps that can cause crashes.