Engadget: Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites

Engadget: Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites. “As part of Google’s quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started labeling unencrypted sites as ‘not secure’ right next to their URLs in the address line if they’re asking for passwords and credit card details. As the Chrome Security Team’s blog post said, though, passwords and credit card numbers aren’t the only types of data worth protecting.”

Ars Technica: Firefox, Chrome start calling HTTP connections insecure

Ars Technica: Firefox, Chrome start calling HTTP connections insecure. “The non-secure labelling will occur on pages delivered over HTTP that include forms. Specifically, pages that include password fields, and in Chrome, credit card fields, will put warnings in the address bar to explicitly indicate that the connection is not secure.”

Search Engine Land Has an Overview of SSL Certificates

Search Engine Land has an overview of SSL certificates. “A full range of SSL products are available on the market today that cater to various domain and security needs. Though many webmasters are exploring the possibilities, hoping a move to SSL will boost their search rankings, it can be overwhelming to try to compare these options, let alone fully understand what you’re paying for.”

WordPress Moving More Towards SSL

WordPress is moving more towards SSL. “We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions are critical for performance, SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle our users are going to face.”

Google Adds More Data to Transparency Report’s HTTPS Section

An update to Google’s Transparency Report shows the increased adoption of HTTPS. “Today, we’re adding a new section to the HTTPS Report Card in our Transparency Report that includes data about how HTTPS usage has been increasing over time. More than half of pages loaded and two-thirds of total time spent by Chrome desktop users occur via HTTPS, and we expect these metrics to continue their strong upward trajectory.”