Google wants to fight hackers even harder by deploying an “HTTPS-only” option in Chrome, which would make old HTTP websites inaccessible from the browser.
Chrome will soon adopt HTTPS protocols by default. HTTPS, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is widely recognized as a superior connection due to its encryption. In its update Chrome 90, Google had already introduced a strengthening of measures to promote the HTTPS protocol.
For years, the HTTP protocol was the standard, but he left internet users at the mercy of any attacker who knew a little bit about hacking. As the connection is not encrypted, any data sent to a website can be intercepted quite easily. It is for this reason that HTTPS has become the standard for websites in most areas of the web. For years, HTTPS was reserved for banking-type applications that used sensitive data, but it is now widely used by most of the sites you can visit.
An “HTTPS-only” mode appears in Chrome Canary
As is the case with all future features of Google Chrome, this one was first introduced in the Canary version. It is currently hidden behind a flag at the address chrome://flags. By searching for “HTTPS-Only Mode Setting”, you should find an option that adds ” a setting in chrome: // settings / security to choose HTTPS only mode ”. The new flag also specifies that this option will work on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android.
For now, it seems not to be enabled by default, but could become so once implemented on the stable version of Chrome. It means that the browser will switch from the HTTP version to the HTTPS version, if available, on all the sites that you can visit. Since the beginning of the year, Chrome already opens HTTPS pages as a priority for better security, but it is not systematic. To better protect your information, Chrome even warns you about using an unsecured form (to an HTTP site) while browsing a secure HTTPS website.
Currently, extensions already exist to allow you to only browse HTTPS sites, but its activation by default on a future version of Chrome will undoubtedly protect many users who do not pay attention to the URL of the sites they visit.
Source : Chromestory
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