Google had announced its plan to label all HTTP connections on Chrome as ‘not secure’. When any website is loaded over HTTP, the connection to the website is not secure and encrypted. What this means is that the target website has not installed an SSL Certificate, and anyone on the network can access the information going back and forth. From now on, all the HTTP websites will display a ‘not secure’ warning in the address bar, while the HTTPS websites will remain unaffected. Google said that the default unmarked state is secure.
Chrome’s ‘not secure’ warning will not only help end-users to know if the website is secure, but also motivate the website owners to strengthen the security of their sites.