Web Security: Protecting your security and privacy while browsing the web can be difficult, but tools like HTTPS make it a lot easier. HTTPS technology, if supported, encrypts your connection to a particular website, ensuring that the data shared through that connection is not intercepted or altered by third parties. The protocol is widely supported, but Google is hoping to boost adoption rates even further with Chrome's upcoming "HTTPS-First" feature.
This security tool will be available with the upcoming M94 Chrome update in September. When enabled, users who enable HTTPS-First mode in their browser settings will notice that if possible, all subsequent page loads will automatically be upgraded from HTTP to HTTPS.
If for any reason Chrome fails to do so, and the user is at risk of connecting to a site over an unsecured connection, the browser will display a "full screen alert" before the address is loaded. If you think it is not worth the risk, it gives you the opportunity to avoid visiting the site. If you want to take a risk, you can go anyway.
Although Google does not seem to intend to make HTTPS-First the default with its initial release in Chrome. 94, you might do this at the bottom of the line. "Based on feedback from the ecosystem, we will detect HTTPS-First mode for all users by default," the company said in a blog post. /p>
HTTPS-First mode isn't the only thing Google is doing to improve the HTTPS user experience. Moving forward will test a new option for the standard HTTPS lock token you see on the side left of the browser's address bar (the protocol is enabled anyway).
According to Google, these studies show that the average Internet user - 88% of respondents - can't figure out what a lock means. Most people seem to mean that The site they visit is secure, but HTTPS only ensures the security of your connection, not the web pages you visit.A website designed to spy on your personal information, or somehow defraud you, can still (and might do) that famous lock code.
To get rid of some of these misconceptions, Google is trying to replace the lock with a down arrow. Clicking on it will bring up the standard "Secure Connection" dialog.
Honestly, I don't think the suggested change will make much difference. Fans, there's probably no difference between seeing a lock icon and seeing green text letting them know about an encrypted connection. That's still a pretty cool goal, and from Good to make a difference. p>
Google will soon allow Chrome users to enable 'HTTPS-First Mode'