The Death of HTTP

The Death of HTTP

The Death of HTTP

On February 8th, 2018, Google has announced the death of HTTP sites. For a number of years,  Google has been advising publishers and the general public to embrace HTTPS encryption. Not too long ago, they have also taught users about HTTP and how insecure these sites are by giving them the option to see that a page is not secure when they stumble upon unsecured sites.

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Google Chrome currently notifies users when they are browsing a secure site. Google has decided that starting in July, 2018, they will be labeling all HTTP sites as “Not Secure” in the same fashion. This means that businesses still using the old format could be affected since both current and prospective clients may no longer feel comfortable browsing on these unsecured sites.


If you still use unsecured websites and you’re still not convinced about whether or not you should switch to HTTPS Encryption even After Google’s announcement, you should be aware of the fact that Google Chrome is currently the most popular web browser available to users with roughly 60% of market share.


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