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Old 18-05-18, 01:22
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Default Google Chrome to Remove “Secure” Indicator From HTTPS Pages in September

This article comes from Bleeping Computer:

Google Chrome to Remove “Secure” Indicator From HTTPS Pages in September
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Google announced earlier today plans to drop the "Secure" indicator from the Chrome URL address bar and only show a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS-secured website.

The move is scheduled to take effect with the release of Chrome 69, scheduled for September, this year.
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Default Re: Google Chrome to Remove “Secure” Indicator From HTTPS Pages in September

Sophos' Naked Security has posted an article about this too:

Chrome drops ‘secure’ label for HTTPS websites – Naked Security
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When it comes to browser security, how important are the address bar icons and labels that tell users about a site’s security status?

For Google at least, they matter a lot. In 2017 the Chrome browser started marking transactional sites not using HTTPS as ‘Not Secure’. In July 2018, all sites not offering HTTPS will get this label.

This always risked making the Chrome address bar look a bit crowded. In addition to ‘Not Secure’ with a red warning triangle, there was ‘Secure’ (for sites using HTTPS), as well as the famous green padlock symbol dating back more than a decade.

But which signal matters most – virtue or deficiency?
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