It has long been announced and now implemented with the new version of the popular Google Chrome browser: If a website does not use HTTPS encryption, the visitor is instantly warned Although it’s been talked about for months now, many websites still do not use SSL encryption and now risk a negative user experience with the clear warning!
Since Tuesday evening, Google is rolling out version 68 of its Chrome browser, which now points to the unencrypted websites even more clearly than before. If the encryption is not continued, Chrome warns with the clear hint: “not secure” and thus will not necessarily strengthen the user’s confidence in an offer. Since the warning is displayed directly in the address bar of the browser in front of the URL, it is certainly well perceived. Secure pages should then only be recognizable via the padlock symbol, whereby the word “safe” in front of the URL still stands in the case of our test.
But according to Google’s plans, this is not the end. With version 70 of the popular browser, the warning for websites without encryption should then be conspicuously red and marked with a warning symbol. At the latest then it will no longer overlook a user and call in doubt, rather other, secure offers. Even if today most of the websites use HTTPS, it is still far from being all of them and therefore Google’s efforts to establish encryption as the standard will not end yet.
The project “Why No HTTPS” shows that among the 500 most popular websites in the world, one in five still does not use SSL encryption. Including really big websites like the Chinese baidu.com or the online version of the Daily Mail.