To protect website visitors from exposure to hackers who routinely exploit poor security protocols in websites with HTTP certificates, Chrome will start marking all HTTP sites as “not secure” from July this year.
Chrome has started offering new tools and mixed content audits to website developers to help them migrate their sites from HTTP to HTTPS in the coming days.
HTTPS is the latest website security certificate which assures users that they are on a safe website and that any information they send to the site is well-protected. As such, any website carrying the HTTP certificate or Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1) may not be able to completely secure confidential customer information. SHA-1 is an outdated encryption algorithm that has been known to be insecure since 2005. The modern security standard is the SHA-2 which all browsers now support.