The Latest Google Chrome Marks Non-HTTPS pages with Not Secure Label in the URL. Yesterday Chrome Browser releases its new update patch i.e Chrome 68 (Generally). This new patch contains several cool features like Page Life Cycle API, Add to Home screen, Payment Handler etc. However, the most popular one is Google Chrome Marks Non-HTTPS pages with Not Secure Label.
Why Google Chrome Marks Non-HTTPS pages with Not Secure Label?
Well, The answer to this question simply present in a slight difference between an HTTP page and an HTTPS page. The HTTPS pages use the secure version of HyperText Transfer Protocol that what HTTP stands for. In HTTPS pages the information you share on the web encrypts by a code. Because of this encryption, a Middleman on the web won’t read that information. Moreover, this code is present in what we call SSL i.e. Secure Socket Layer.
Therefore, If you are a website admin you can contact any SSL provider to enable HTTPS pages on your site. To encrypt website using SSL the most used service on the web is LetsEncypt, which is also totally free. However, this site also welcomes Donaters.
Google says initially they mark only those pages with the Not Secure label, which asks a user to enter sensitive information like Credit card info, Passwords page etc. However, In time this feature will also mark pages contain forms. Officials from Google also points out, from October 2018 the Not Secure Label prompt in red color when a user enter any sensitive information. This feature benefits a site admin too in case any accidents happen.
So, In future, if you visit a site where you have to enter any sensitive information, make sure to check whether the pages are working in HTTPS or not.