For a long time, Google has been promoting secure websites that use the encrypted HTTPS protocol. It does this not only through its search engine, but also through a web browser. Chrome already selected websites (ie containing forms and login windows) that do not use encryption mean in the address bar as insecure. However, those that use HTTPS are rewarded in the form of a characteristic green padlock.
Currently, more than half of the websites displayed in the Chrome browser use HTTPS encryption. In the case of computer users with Windows and Android mobile devices, this factor amounts to as much as 68%. However, in the case of Chrome OS and macOS, this number increases to 78%. These data please everyone, because the encryption of websites translates into increased security on the web. The way we use the web today also contributes to the high display rate of HTTPS websites. We often use social media, and on various websites we set up accounts to receive materials tailored to our taste. Such portals have long decided to invest in appropriate certificates to be able to use HTTPS.
Changes made in Chrome 68 will contribute to a drastic increase in the number of sites using HTTPS.
All popular news sites, blogs and other websites that have used the usual HTTP protocol so far will decide to use a more secure alternative. After all, no owner of the information service wants the users of the most popular internet browser at dawn to be informed that his site is unsecured. However, there is still a lot of time to prepare for the upcoming changes. Chrome 68 will be released only in June this year. People who are afraid of additional costs related to the issuance of the certificate can sleep peacefully. You can always use the free certificates offered by the Let’s Encrypt project, which is sponsored by Google Chrome, Mozilla, OVH, Cisco and other companies in the interest of caring for the security of the network.
Source: Google Blog