Update 10/29/2018: As it has been pre-announced, the 70th version of Chrome has arrived and introduced the red “not secure”.
As you already know, since July Chrome has started to label all HTTP sites as “not secure”. This was just the beginning of its intense efforts to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic. Chrome 69 has arrived some days ago and took a step forward in this direction.
If you already have this new edition of the most popular browser at the time, you may see by yourself that on the URL bar there is something missing. Yes! Now there is neither a “secure” indicator when browsing an HTTPS website, nor a green padlock – it has changed to grey.
These moves were made because Google through Chrome want us to think that the web is encrypted by default. Gradually there will be no indicators, nothing special, for websites that do care for our safety and with an SSL certificate offer encrypted communications. On the other hand, we will be alerted when browsing websites that use the HTTP protocol. More intense negative indicators are going to be displayed on the URL bar in the prompt future. To begin with, this is what will happen in the following edition of Chrome (70), according to the Google Blog:
So, if you haven’t already moved to HTTPS, do so as soon as possible! Get informed, choose the SSL certificate type that suits you best, and offer encryption to your visitors.
After getting an SSL certificate, we suggest you check the other interesting changes in the new Chrome edition:
So, do you like Chrome 69?