Google Chrome has developed itself to be the best browser in the world with its users’ network spread all over the world. The reason behind its utmost popularity is surely the safety features that it carries. One of the security features that is usually flaunted the most, is the HTTPS-based web which has now taken one step further.
The upcoming Chrome 68 in July 2018, will bring an update for the Chrome users which will tag the non-HTTPs websites as “Not secure.” HTTPS is a security feature and one does feel good with a green sign at the corner of the URL bar, but what we usually ignore the non-HTTPS websites that we view regularly.
This is about to change as the Chrome update will mark such websites with a “Not secure” badge over them. This will benefit the users in the long term as it will force the web developers to bring their web pages up to the standard of HTTPS protocol. Google has released some key factors for the adoption of HTTPS standards:
- 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
- Over 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
The Lighthouse utility is a feature that scans web pages for non-HTTPS elements and highlights the parts which are not safe. You can consider this upcoming update as the full version of Lighthouse utility!