chrome 68 not secure
TL;DR
  • 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).

Google Chrome on the Google Pixel 2 XL.
Google will mark non-HTTPS sites as "not secure" in Chrome starting this month (Updated)

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.