Google via its Chrome app is to fasten the dead of the so unsecured connection known as HTTP. The Chrome is to warn users filling any form online of the dangers involve by putting their important personal data information on unsecured connections by the owner of the website. Chrome will start to show these warnings by the early next year 2017
The news as reported by TechCrunch
Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017. The warning will appear in the address bar of the browser and will call users’ attention to the fact that their personal information could be snooped or stolen.
The changes seem intended to pressure site owners to switch to the more secure HTTPS, which encrypts data while in transit and helps prevent the site from being modified by a malicious user on the network. “Don’t wait to get started moving to HTTPS. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP,” Chrome’s Emily Schechter wrote in a post announcing the changes.
Google, which runs Chrome, isn’t the only company leaning on websites to make their connections more secure. Apple said earlier this year that it would require app developers to force HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016, and Facebook’s Instant Articles are served over HTTPS, automatically adding security for readers even if they wouldn’t get it on the publication’s own website. Pressure from some of the world’s biggest tech companies will undoubtedly push security forward for millions of people.
Schechter says that Chrome is already seeing websites make the switch to HTTPS. “A substantial portion of web traffic has transitioned to HTTPS so far, and HTTPS usage is consistently increasing. We recently hit a milestone with more than half of Chrome desktop page loads now served over HTTPS,” Schechter wrote.