Windows 10: Not Thrilled Google is phasing out the green lock icon

  1.    03 Jul 2018 #1

    Not Thrilled Google is phasing out the green lock icon

    Google will release version 68 of Chrome in July this year following which Chrome will mark all sites running on HTTP encryption as "not secure" in the address bar. Also, the HTTP sites accessed in the Incognito mode will continue showing the "not secure" label.

    The company will eventually roll out Chrome version 69 in September this year and Chrome will show a grey lock in the Omnibar instead of a green "secure" label and lock for the website supporting its HTTPS encryption. In time, the company will completely remove the security indicators from Chrome. "Users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they'll be warned when there's an issue. Since we'll soon start marking all HTTP pages as "not secure", we'll step towards removing Chrome's positive security indicators so that the default unmarked state is secure," Emily Schechter, Project Manager, Chrome Security wrote in a blog.

    I know that this is relatively old news but nobody likes change : ) Is this a big nothing and not to get my thrusters in a bunch? I do like looking at that green lock icon though. Any Chrome addons that will restore the green lock or should I just set it and forget it. On another note I use Incognito mode whenever I use a public computer and according to the blurb above Incognito mode never did show the green lock icon. Well, that's disturbing.
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       03 Jul 2018 #2

    I talked with my Domain Hosting Service and the additional cost to get the HTTPS on my URL would cost me between $12 and $20 USD monthly. Since I don't do financial transactions through it there would be no pressing need for it BUT Google Search may prevent the site being found, probably more by Chrome than any other browser. I've owned the Domain since '98 and mostly as a learning experience, personal/family data and for my High School class reunion data.
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