Google Chrome: More security through farewell HTTP




Chrome has currently out in the address bar on secure connections. An icon should give about security when HTTPS is used. Previously featured Google regular HTTP connections but not explicitly considered unsafe – even though those are not suitable for the transmission of sensitive data, of course. That should change from January 2017th From Chrome 56 are HTTP sites that are transferred z. B. credit card information or passwords, clearly marked as unsafe. This followed Google expel the long-term plan all HTTP connections as a security risk.

Currently HTTP connections in Chrome are marked with a neutral icon. According to Google, but one must reconsider this, because the lack of security measures in HTTP transfers should be transparent. More and more traffic to wander from HTTPS: More than half of all the websites that are loaded on a desktop PC, set according to Google already on HTTPS transmission.


One problem remains, however, that most users would not perceive as a shortcoming the lack of a sign for secure transmission. At the same time it would also do a disservice when the user constantly warn – that would only lead to dulling. That’s why one wants to highlight sites with HTTP transmission gradually according to certain criteria to be unsafe. Bit by bit, all HTTP sites are branded as unsafe. At the end you are therefore then look at HTTP sites always, the red triangle designating currently defective HTTPS transmission.

Further details on the plans will unveil Google gradually. It advises website operators but now as much as possible to switch to HTTPS.


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