Starting in July 2018, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published today by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter. Chrome currently displays a neutral information icon, but starting with version 68, the browser will warn users with an extra notification in the address bar. Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign.
Google has been nudging users away from unencrypted sites for years, but this is the most forceful nudge yet. Google search began down-ranking unencrypted sites in 2015, and the following year, the Chrome team instituted a similar warning for unencrypted password fields.
The Chrome team said today’s announcement was mostly brought on by increased HTTPS adoption. Eighty-one of the top 100 sites on the web default to HTTPS, and a strong majority of Chrome traffic is already encrypted. “Based on the awesome rate that sites have been migrating to HTTPS and the strong trajectory through this year,” Schechter said, “we think that in July the balance will be tipped enough so that we can mark all HTTP sites.”
HTTPS encryption protects the channel between your browser and the website you’re visiting, ensuring no one in the middle can tamper with the traffic or spy on what you’re doing. Without that encryption, someone with access to your router or ISP could intercept information sent to websites or inject malware into otherwise legitimate pages.
HTTPS has also become much easier to implement through automated services like Let’s Encrypt, giving sites even less of an excuse not to adopt it. As part of the same post, Google pointed to its own Lighthouse tool, which includes tools for migrating a website to HTTPS.
know about SSL
This article will provide you the brief idea of SSL.
what is SSL…
The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is the service for security of the content which is being transferred from one end to another end on the Internet.
The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a commonly-used protocol for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. SSL uses a program layer located between the Internet’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) layers. SSL is included as a part of the Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator or Mozilla FireFox browser.
The “Sockets”, part of the term refers to the sockets method of passing data back and forth between a client and a server program in a network or between program layers in the same computer. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA (Algorithm method), which also includes the use of digital certificate.
Types & Features of SSL
Basically, there are three types of SSL being run on Internet:
- Simple SSL certificate is used once for only one domain i.e. if you purchase one Simple SSL that can be used for a single website i.e. you can use Simple SSL to secure only https://domainname.com OR https://www.domainname.com .
- Multi Domain SSL certificate is used to secure upto 100 domains/Websites i.e. if you purchase MultiDomain SSL, you can secure https://domainname.com, https://test.domainname.com, https://domainname.org etc.
- Wildcard SSL, which can be used to secure multiple subdomains under a single certificate. i.e. https://domainname.com, https://test.domainname.com, https://shopping.domainname.com.
Benefits of SSL
- Working on Private Key RSA encryption, so, if it hacks while transporting on the Internet. It will not be decrypted by the hacker.
- 128 bit or 256 bit SSL encryption level is standard now-a-days.
- Authentication between web browsers and web servers, as well as server-to-server.
Symbol of SSL
- When you browse any site with https e.g. https://domainname.com; you will find a lock symbol at the right bottom of the browser.
- By clicking on the lock you will find the screen to view the certificate.
- The 3rd option shows that “The Name of the Security Certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site”, so you can consider that security certificate is not installed on the site.
- If SSL expired on the site, at the same time if you are trying to access the site, you will be getting the screen, which shows 2ndoption that the security certificate has expired and is not valid further.
To secure your all the important transactions like Credit Card payment, Online payment for the bills, etc., you have to use SSL. We do provide SSL certificates.