In an announcement published to the Google Security Blog recently, the Google said users of its Chrome browser will be warned when accessing non-secure websites, starting January 2017.
Users won’t be blocked from accessing non-secure sites, however they will be alerted when visiting an address that doesn’t use an encrypted SSL connection.
If your website appears with a lock in the browser bar or has “HTTPS” added before the URL, it indicates an added level of security to normal web browsing, compared to visiting a non-secure “HTTP” connection.
This guarantees users are reaching the website they intend to visit, and the extra security protects them against potential hackers.
“When you load a website over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to you,” Google said in their statement.
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