Over the last couple of years Google has been promoting the use of a SSL Certs (secure socket layer, https) in helping to promote the use of security on websites. Traditionally, SSL Certs were used in ecommerce websites to encrypt the sensitive information being passed. Since Google’s announcement more and more websites are getting SSL certs as Google are point to https to index and rank sites.
In January 2017 Google plans to step up its activity on SSL Certs for those who use its web browser Chrome:
“Starting January 2017, Chrome 56 will label HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure,” given their particularly sensitive nature.
In following releases, we will continue to extend HTTP warnings, for example, by labelling HTTP pages as “not secure” in Incognito mode, where users may have higher expectations of privacy. Eventually, we plan to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that we use for broken HTTPS.”
See https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html for more information.
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