In an effort to protect the large amount of data we share online, many HTTP websites had been updated to use HTTPS encryption.
Google is now the preferred choice and has made a number of changes to make it easier for users to recover and share their data more securely.
Chrome: HTTP and HTTPS
Chrome recently added the “Always use Secure Connections” toggle, which tells Chrome to upgrade any HTTPS-only sites. In the address bar, older HTTP sites display a “Not Secure” warning.
The code change was noticed by 9To5Google(Opens in a new window)The switch will now warn users against downloading anything from an HTTP connection. Chrome users were previously notified by the switch when an HTTPS site downloaded a file in HTTP format. This was known as mixed content.
It will be used to notify users that the toggle has been disabled. However, users can still use the web as usual, though in some cases, the connection may be less secure.
Although Chrome 111 is not expected to be available for testing in March 2023 it could be included in the company’s next release later this year.
Google’s commitment and support for its browser, including security improvements and other features like memory and power saving modes recently announced, has been highly praised by web users to the point where it now accounts to two-thirds (66%) all desktop browsers. StatCounter(Opens in a new window).
Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari are second and third, respectively, and account for approximately 11% and 10%, respectively, of the desktop browser market.
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