Google Chrome browser, which is running on more than 50 percent of the desktop computers, will start flagging http websites collecting passwords or credit cards as “not secure,” explaining that the only way for websites to avoid being labeled insecure is to “secure traffic with https. Users visiting a website using Google Chrome with no SSL certificate installed on their server will be welcomed by a screen like the image below.
Google is pushing for the www to switch to https in an attempt to make websites more secure, and now the search giant is taking a big step to force the move to secure connections. Google announced. “Starting in version 56, Chrome will mark http pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure”. To comply with Google, an SSL certificate needs to be installed on the website server.
We always promote and recommend https connections, https is a protocol for secure communication over a computer network which is widely used on the Internet.