Google is planning to mark all the sites having HTTP connection as non-secure with the release of Chrome 56. Yes, any website which doesn’t serve content over HTTPs connection will have to face the impact starting January 2017.
With planned release of Chrome 56 in January 2017, this check will display an error message on the browser URL bar.
Currently Chrome ( Chrome 53 ) displays a neutral warning for pages which are not transmitted over HTTPs.
Once this change is rolled out, it will be followed by a red triangle highlighting the non-secure connection.
All the sites which doesn’t move to HTTPs in roughly 3 months of time will be punished with fall of Google search ranking.
Here’s the talk about HTTPs by Emily Schechter, Product Manager on Chrome security team at Google Dev Summit 2016.
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