Chrome will mark all sites without HTTPS as not secure from July
9 February 2018
From Chrome version 68, expected by July 2018, all websites without an SSL certificate will be marked as insecure, as Google announced in her blog.
What will change, exactly?
From July this year, the content of a web page, and whether or not it contains input fields will no longer be considered -a warning will be displayed on all pages that don't use a secure HTTPS connection.
The changes to the Chrome browser are made gradually. From January 2017, Chrome showed a warning when web pages processed personal data such as passwords and credit card data via an unencrypted HTTP connection.
And since October last year, all pages with unsecured entry fields showed a warning.
Why these changes?
This change is the next step in Google's aim for HTTPS as standard, which they are actively working on from 2015 onwards. Google indicates that they expect the market to be ready for this adjustment halfway through this year.
The majority of traffic via Chrome is already being processed via HTTPS and the use of HTTPS, as we discussed earlier, only increases. In addition, more than 80% of the Top 100 websites now uses HTTPS.
How do you prevent warnings on your website?
To prevent warnings in Chrome, you need an HTTPS connection by installing an SSL certificate. At the moment, Google does not make any distinction between the different types of SSL certificates, so basically every SSL certificate is suitable for the prevention of warnings.
Certificates with company data
In addition to an encrypted connection, authentication is an important function of an SSL certificate - this applies to all public, and especially to commercial websites. For this you need an SSL certificate with company data. The strong increase in HTTPS usage also causes a significant increase of SSL abuse for phishing sites. Here, certificates with Domain validation are mainly used, because the issuance process is less strict. The expectation is that Google will eventually make more distinctions between certificates without or with company data or EV certificates with green address bar.
Do you want to show trust as an organization, and protect your image and the safety of your visitors? Then you need at least a certificate with company details. With the Certificate wizard you will find the right certificate for every purpose.