Google Chrome browser will mark all non-HTTPS website as “Not Secure” by default. This move has came as a result of years of pushing for secure by default websites.
The move towards “secure by default” comes in the favor of enhanced and secure customer experience. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
To encourage webmasters to switch to all-HTTPS, Google announced that all HTTPS websites will get a ranking boost on their Search Engine Ranking Position (SERP). According to Google:
- Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
- Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
- 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
Let’s Encrypt give people like me and you, digital certificates to secure our websites at absolutely no cost. They do this because they want to create more secure and user-privacy respecting web.
They are backed by Mozilla, Chrome, Cisco, and many other great companies.