Google Phased Out The Green ‘Secure’ Lock on HTTPS Sites in Chrome

Google has recently phased out the green lock icon and “Secure” label next to URLs on Chrome in order to make it more secure visually.

Google Phased Out The Green ‘Secure’ Lock on HTTPS Sites in Chrome

Basically, the difference between a HTTPS website and a normal HTTP website is that with HTTPS if anyone in between the sender and the recipient could open the message, they still could not understand it. Only the sender and the recipient, who know the “code,” can decipher the message. This is not the case with a non secure HTTP website. Thus making it more prune to cyber attacks.

Previously, when you visited an HTTPS secured website, you’d see a small green padlock and a secured label inside of the Google Chrome address bar. This week, however, Google removed the green logo in favor of a more subtle black padlock.

On the other hand, when you view a non-HTTPS web page, you’ll notice a large Not Secure button appear to the left of the URL. This makes unsecured sites more apparent than in previous versions of Google Chrome, even if there’s no active attack.

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Google made these Chrome changes as a part of its ongoing effort to make the web 100% SSL secured. The tech giant notes that over 83% of the web is currently secured, but Google hopes to push that number to 100% as soon as it can.

So with these changes in mind, you can be rest assured that 3gca is still SSL secured with the latest version of Google Chrome. 

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