GOOGLE’S CHROME HACKERS ARE ABOUT TO UPEND YOUR IDEA OF WEB SECURITY
". . . the Chrome team is about to start naming and shaming the nearly half of the world’s websites that don’t use strong encryption, putting a clear “Not secure” warning next to thousands of popular online destinations that use unencrypted HTTP connections rather than encrypted HTTPS connections. In the process, they may just change the standard for security online.
“People say we can’t make half the web look scary, that people will be afraid of it,” Tabriz says. “But for us, it’s a problem of trying to be honest with users. Without HTTPS, a user or web service can have no expectation that anything on a site hasn’t been tampered with or eavesdropped. And that’s crazy.”
ANDY GREENBERG 11.03.16.
Above, Google’s new warning scheme for Chrome, indicating
- HTTPS-encrypted site (top),
- non-HTTPS site (middle), and
- site with faulty HTTPS (bottom).
Image credit: GOOGLE