With a thoughtful, yet decided, hand Google is ushering in a new age of secure Internet communications. Starting this month with the release of Chrome 56, Google will label websites without a properly installed digital certificate as “Not Secure”. Initially, only websites that accept passwords or credit information over HTTP will receive the warning label to the left of the address bar.
But the changes won’t stop there. With the resounding battle cry of “HTTPS everywhere!” the internet behemoth has been urging increased security on the net since June of 2014. “Eventually,” said Google in their September 2016 blog post, “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.”