About this period in 2017, Chrome browser which is owned by Google started labeling HTTP pages with text fields as “Not secure” when user enter any information. And today the Google has announced the next and final step in its approach meant to ensure website owners switch to HTTPS encryption.
From July this, when Chrome version 68 is expected to be stable a version, all HTTP pages get a label “Not secure”, as seen in the image below. For those webmasters who still haven’t transitioned to HTTPS, the company offers set-up guides to help them get started and explain why encryption is important.
In the past year, progress on the HTTPS front has been quite remarkable, with 81% of the top 100 sites on the internet now using it by default. Also, over 68% of Chrome traffic on Android and Windows is protected, along with over 78% of Chrome traffic on Chrome OS and macOS. This is a nice move by Google.