chrome 68 not secure

  • The Chrome browser will start labeling sites using HTTP as “not secure” today.
  • Many sites on the internet are still not secure.
  • The list compiled below includes major sites like FoxNews.com, BBC.com, and even MIT.edu.


Google announced earlier this year that the Chrome browser would eventually clearly label sites that are still on HTTP instead of HTTPS. The change rolls out today in the latest version of Chrome.

Going forward, when Chrome users visit a site built on an insecure protocol, the browser will label it as such in the address bar with a gray “not secure” message (as seen above). Sites that are secure using HTTPS will get a green “secure” label or a green label of the company name (depending on what type of security certificate is in use).

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If you’re viewing Android Authority in Chrome, check out your address bar to see our green secure label.

With the new policy going into effect today, we thought it would be interesting to see what sites out there are still using HTTP over HTTPS. We were shocked to find that some of the most popular sites on the internet are still lacking security certificates. Below is the list of what we’ve found so far.

We will update the list as we find more sites, but feel free to let us know in the comments about ones you find on your own.

Alibaba.comFoxNews.com
Dictionary.comHilton.com
TheHill.comWashington.edu
RedCross.orgFortune.com
NYU.eduCBSLocal.com
NetworkAdvertising.orgChicagoTribune.com
Example.comWikia.com
AllAboutCookies.orgNOAA.gov
WorldBank.orgCornell.edu
Ox.ac.uk (Oxford)UN.org
UCLA.eduCA.org
ScienceMag.orgPhotobucket.com
Entrepreneur.comStarwoodHotels.com
MIT.eduBBC.com
Apache.orgLATimes.com
Time.comTypePad.com
DailyMail.co.ukGo.com
Digg.comGravatar.com
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