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Chrome 56: HTTP Sites Marked as Not Secure

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

It’s fairly obvious what Chrome is trying to do here; they’re trying to push sites to switch over to the more secure HTTPS communication. That’s an admirable effort, but it also seems like Chrome might be undermining its own credibility by issuing what is essentially a false security alert for existing HTTP sites that are perfectly secure.

Google announced plans today to increase the pressure on sites not yet offering their content over secure https connections. Starting with Chrome 56 Stable, out January 2017, the company plans to list some HTTP sites as not secure in the browser. Chrome uses a neutral listing for non HTTPs sites currently. All sites, HTTP and HTTPS sites with mixed content, fall into that category.