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Version 68 of Chrome, scheduled for July 2018, will label http as "not secure"

Published 2/9/2018 by IanDorfman

Today, Google announced it will be taking measures to inform users when they're on an unencrypted HTTP website further than before, labeling all HTTP sites as "not secure" starting with the release of Chrome 68. This release is scheduled for July 2018. Google has shared some statistics that highlight its progress to ensure that developers are transitioning their websites from http to https:

• Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
• Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
• 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default

Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schechter has published these statistics and more over at the Google Online Security Blog at https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

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