Chrome and other browsers allow access to only HTTPS sites
For the past two years, Google has been transitioning users away from unencrypted sites.
This transition began by Google advocating a more secure web base, suggesting that websites adopt HTTPS encryption instead of HTTP.
And many web browsers are adopting the same security method.
Starting in July 2018, Chrome began to mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.”
But developers began making the web safer by implementing this change as early as 2017, resulting in a safe, pleasant web experience for users:
Of Chrome traffic on both Android & Windows are now Protected
Of the Top 100 Sites on the web use HTTPS by default
Of Chrome Traffic on both Chrome OS & Mac are now Protected
Google has indicated that in the future, it will block non-HTTPS and unsecured sites entirely.
As well as Chrome, Firefox and other browsers have also adopted this change.
Does your website follow these new guidelines?
To learn the best practices when implementing HTTPS, click here.