Non-HTTPS Website Owners Have an Unpleasant Surprise Coming in October

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If you own a website that hasn’t yet been converted over to HTTPS, Google has an unpleasant surprise coming for you in October.

Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “Not secure” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page or when they view any non-HTTPS page in Incognito mode. The alert will appear to the left of Chrome’s address bar, as shown below.

Up until now, the “Not secure” warning only appeared on non-HTTPS website pages that accepted a username and password or credit card. Now every non-HTTPS form and all non-HTTPS pages viewed in incognito mode will have this warning.

Google’s been pushing for a more secure Internet for some time now, and this warning ramp up is their latest way of nudging website owners into the fully converted camp.

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