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'Secure' label on HTTPS sites will disappear with Chrome 69 in September

In conjunction with the Cybersecurity Awareness Month celebration in October last year, Google shared some statistical data about how HTTPS usage in Chrome increased across different platforms. Since its inception, Chrome traffic encryption efforts have made significant progress that Google now wants to remove the green “Secure” label on HTTPS websites beginning in September once the search giant launches Chrome 69.

The goal of the upcoming change to the browser is to give users the idea that the internet is safe by default by eliminating Chrome’s positive security indicators. Here's how the address bar should look like after the new scheme kicks off in September:

Emily Schechter, Product Manager for Chrome Security at Google, also announced in a blog post that starting in October the company will mark all HTTP pages with a red “not secure” warning in the event that a user enters data on an HTTP page. The new label will be part of Chrome 70, which is set for release that month.

That's in line with the search giant's upcoming plan, announced last February, to show a grey "not secure" warning in the address bar for HTTP pages starting in July when Chrome 68 is set to roll out.

Source: Chromium Blog

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