Blog: Google Chrome to Display Security Warning on HTTP Sites in 2017
Google has finally made the decision to advance the state of web security by displaying a prominent warning in its Chrome web browser to indicate in the address bar that non-HTTPS (unencrypted) websites are insecure. For businesses with websites not making use of SSL certificates for HTTPS, this will have a major credibility impact for end-users and customers. Beyond perception however, all websites should as a best practice implement HTTPS as it guarantees that 1) the end-user is talking to the right website and 2) it protects/encrypts all data communications in between the end-user and website. Any webpage that is not encrypted (such as login pages, signup forms, payment forms, contact pages, etc.) exposes sensitive information to each "hop" on the Internet in transit between the end-user's web browser and the web server that hosts the website in which the end-user is using. As a matter of policy, we now require all of our clients to employ HTTPS/SSL encryption effective January 1, 2017.