It is expected that 2016 may be the last year for HTTP. As Google Chrome’s security team has announced that In the start of 2017, the browser will start pointing web site having vulnerable HTTP connection to dispatch user passwords and credit card data as vulnerable.
The address bar will display warning messages to get user’s attention toward the fact that their personal information could be stolen.
When the user tries to visit the different HTTP pages in the browser’s incognito mode, chrome will display security warning to all of the pages that user will try to visit.
The purpose of these changes is to pressurize the owners of the site to shift their site to safe HTTP, which encrypts data during transition and help prevent important data from being modified by malicious users.
Chrome’s Emily Schechter says “Don’t wait to get started moving to HTTPS. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP”.
Google isn’t the only company pitching on websites to make their connection safer. Apple already said that Apple will require app developer to fix HTTPS connection in their apps by the end of 2016, Instant articles of Facebook are also accepted over HTTPS.
Pressure from some of the world’s biggest Tech companies will surely accelerate security forward for million of people. Chrome already noticed that the websites are switching towards HTTPS.
Schechter says. “A substantial portion of web traffic has transitioned to HTTPS so far, and HTTPS usage is consistently increasing. We recently hit a milestone with more than half of Chrome desktop page loads now served over HTTPS”.
In January, Chrome users will start looking out for the security warning in the address bar of their browser. It’ll look like this at first:
The address bar will show following security warnings :
Then it rolls out to all websites as:
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