Google Chrome is evolving security indicators of HTTPS
Google Chrome is preparing another upgrade of HTTPS security indicators in the coming months.
Beginning July 2018 Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “Not Secure”. On mobile will show only (i) icon, because the space is limited in the URL bar.
Currently it shows “Not Secure” only on the pages where user interacts with any input field, like username and password.
Another upgrade is coming in September. Chrome will remove the green “Secure” sign.
This means only EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificates will have green bar. This type of certificates usually shows the company name before the URL address. It is more secure because fully validates the company behind the website. However Chrome will treat all other certificates more neutral instead of affirmatively secure.
In Chrome version 70 Google will mark all HTTP pages with “Not Secure” using red color and non secure icon in the URL bar, but only on the pages where user interacts with any input field, like username, email and password.
These looks like to be the most important upgrades of Chrome for this year – 2018.
In the near future they will treat all HTTP pages as “Not Secure” with red warning icon, not only when user interacts with input fields.
Probably this upgrade will come in the beginning of 2019. You can follow the Chrome change log and get more info about upcoming updates info here.
Currently on all of my websites that I develop, I setup SSL certificates. This is thing became required not only for good SEO, but for better user experience and last, but not least more security for your users.
I use PositiveSSL certificates for most of my websites, this is the cheapest SSL certificate of $8.88 per year, that you can find.
What you think, are these Chrome changes required and do other browser like Firefox and Safari follow their example and do the same?