To help users browse safely, Google has started taking steps to put a “not secure” label on websites without the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS, or HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, ensures a secure connection on a website, whereas, with a standard HTTP connection, it is possible for unauthorized parties to observe the conversation between your computing device and the site.
In January of this year, Google began labeling websites that accept credit card and other sensitive information from users and that do not have HTTPS protocols as not secure. When a user lands on the page, a message is displayed to let him or her know that the page is not secure. Beginning in October 2017, Chrome will show the “not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data, including what one might enter on a home care agency “contact us” form, on an HTTP page and on all HTTP pages visited in incognito mode.
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