Hundreds of thousands of sites will realize that they have been essentially somewhat “blacklisted” on Google Chrome as an unsafe site, if they do not switch out to a new “trusted” HTTPS certificate before mid-April 2018 arrives.
Data delivered over an unencrypted channel is insecure, untrustworthy, and can easily be intercepted. We owe it to our users to protect the security, privacy, and integrity of their data — all data must be encrypted while passing over the internet or at rest on a server.
The internet’s standards bodies, web browsers, major tech companies, and the internet community of practice have all come to understand that HTTPS should be the baseline for all web traffic.
The W3C’s Technical Architecture Group has found that the web should actively prefer secure connections and transition entirely to HTTPS.
The IETF has said that pervasive monitoring is an attack, and the Internet Architecture Board (the IETF’s parent organization) recommends that new protocols use encryption by default.
The Chrome and Firefox security teams are working on gradually marking plain HTTP as non-secure. Ultimately, the goal of the internet community is to establish encryption as the norm, and to phase out unencrypted connections.
Investing in HTTPS makes it faster, cheaper, and easier for everyone. Many of the advancements of the last several years have come from major institutions and technology companies committing to migrate websites and services, improving the status quo, and contributing their improvements back to the public.
The more Business and Corporate websites and services that join the transition to an encrypted internet, the smoother and faster it will be.
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