Google today announced its next steps for how Chrome labels HTTP and HTTPS sites. Starting September 2018, Chrome 69 will stop marking HTTPS sites as “Secure” in its address bar. And then in October 2018, Chrome will start displaying a red “Not secure” label when users enter data into HTTP pages.
Chrome 69 Removes HTTPS Label
HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the internet to connect users to websites. Google has been pushing the web to HTTPS for years, but it accelerated its efforts last year by making changes to Chrome’s user interface.
With the release of Chrome 56 in January 2017, Chrome started marking HTTP pages that collect passwords or any sensitive data as “Not secure.” Chrome 62, released in October 2017, started marking HTTP sites with entered data and all HTTP sites viewed in Incognito mode as “Not secure.”
So, with the release of Chrome 70 in October, TTP sites will show a red “Not secure” warning when users enter data (as mentioned above). Google always had the plan to mark all HTTP sites as “Not secure” in red as Google believes that “users should expect that the web is safe by default” and that they will only be warned, “when there’s an issue.”