So we will be getting the touch and feel of the newest Google browser that will flag “not secured” any non-HTTPS sites that transmit credit cards information and passwords, as of January 2017, called Google’s Chrome 56 browser.
Hypertext Transport Protocol Secured (HTTPS) is a converter for the Web’s lingua franca hypertext transport protocol with encryption from Transport Layer Security (TLS) or secure Socket Layer (SSL) to guarantee the authenticity of a website, it also protects communication between client and server, and obviate man-in-the-middle attacks says Terry Sweeney from InformationWeek Dark Reading magazine.
When a website is loaded over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to you, since currently Chrome delivers HTTP connections with its neutral indicator, which Google says that it doesn’t reflect the real lack of security.
Net Market Share mentions that Google Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world, with nearly 54% of the combined desktop and mobile user segments as of the month of August.
The main change to users is that eventually the plan is to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that they use for broken HTTPS pages.