The end of the HTTP age?
Google Chrome’s security division had an important announcement to make today. They plan to mark website with http connection with a warning that will be put a crucial location on the page for highlighting its visibility. This means the potentially insecure websites which can easily steal your important data, credit card passwords etc will have a warning marked on them for easy identification. These marking will also be put on the ‘incognito’ pages.
This announcement is also to make more pressure on website owners to switch to more secure HTTPS.which encrypts data while in transit and helps prevent the site from being modified by a malicious user on the network. “Don’t wait to get started moving to HTTPS. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP,” Chrome’s Emily Schechter noted after the announcement.
Even Apple is leaning onto making its connections more secure. The company announced that it would require app developers to force HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016. Facebook too is concerned for its user’s security. The instant articles we read on facebook are all served over an HTTPS connection , which you might not even get on the publisher's own website.
“A substantial portion of web traffic has transitioned to HTTPS so far, and HTTPS usage is consistently increasing. We recently hit a milestone with more than half of Chrome desktop page loads now served over HTTPS,” Schechter further added.
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