Google chrome in July will now show a “Not Secure” message when a website is not using HTTP/SSL/TLS encryption by default

The day is here, browsers are now pushing HTTPS (secure web traffic) by default, marking all non HTTPS sites as “Not Secure” on the browser title. This is a great thing pushing sites to move fully to a secure web.

For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.

Emily Schechter, Chrome Security Product Manager

You can read more about this on the Google security blog article that was just posted.

If you are a web developer you will want to move to HTTPS by default and not let your site load over HTTP. Moving over to HTTPS is also easy, with services like Let’s Encrypt adding security to your site is completely free.