Google has just released a new version of their Google Chrome browser (Chrome 68) today. One of the biggest changes in this version is the fact that the browser will display a “Not Secure” warning for all websites not using a secure HTTPS protocol.
With the Google Chrome browser currently holding more than 55% of desktop browsers usage, this change will likely affect a big portion of your visitors. And even if your site will not be handling any sensitive information for your viewers, this “Not Secure” warning will still show up on their Chrome browser regardless. As this is a relatively simple and easy problem to fix, there really is no reason not to do this and risk scaring away some of your web traffic.
Google is doing this as part of their ongoing effort to making the web safer for everyone. The push towards HTTPS has been going on since 2016 and they will likely take bigger and stricter actions towards non-HTTPS sites in the future.
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