Google will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ starting in July
According to a blog post published by Emily Schechter, Chrome’s security product manager, Google will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”. Starting in July, the browser will warn users with an extra notification in the address bar stating that the website is not secure. To comply with this new update, all website owners will need to purchase an SSL Certificate before the end of the month.
What does HTTPS do?
HTTPS encryption protects the channel between your browser and the website you’re visiting. By doing this it ensures no one in the middle can tamper with the traffic or spy on what you’re doing. Without that encryption, someone with access to your router or ISP could intercept information sent to websites or inject malware into otherwise legitimate pages.