Google have announced (details here) that all HTTP sites will be marked as insecure in version 68 of their Chrome browser, to encourage site owners to transition to HTTPS. Chrome will display a warning message and notification to all users visiting any site not using HTTPS. Mozilla have also announced that their Firefox browser will begin marking non-HTTPS sites as insecure, although they have not given an indication of when this will start.
Alongside the well-documented security risks associated with HTTP, the notification of users that a site is insecure also brings a considerable reputational risk.
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Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.