Google first rolled out the security warnings feature for Chrome back in October 2017. Basically, the browser alerted visitors if they were about to share their information through an unsecured connection, particularly for pages with internal search boxes and forms. Nearly a year after, the team enabled the notification for the entire website.
The company has always been clear about its vision of secure web and how all users deserve a safe online experience. The first security warnings update involving forms laid the groundwork for this improvement, which alerted searchers about the risks of connecting to an unsecured page.
Chrome 68 ensures that users can search and browse in peace because their data is safe from prying eyes. The benefit of the alert is two-fold: it helps non-tech savvy searchers understand that they’re entering an unsecured page and encourages webmasters to boost the defenses of their website.
Because of its popularity, Google was able to influence the majority of websites to use HTTPS as a default connection. The team had been working on this vision for about two years, and it has yielded significant results.
At the time when the update rolled out, Google reported that protection for Chrome traffic from Android phones rose from 42 percent to 75 percent while security increased from 67 percent to 85 percent for ChromeOS users. Moreover, the number of top sites that set HTTPs as the default connection was up from 37 to 83.
Chrome has since evolved to incorporate more features with the convenience and security of users in mind. The latest version, Chrome 76, was released last April 2019 for Windows, macOS, and Android devices.
The web is a vast place where you can find information on anything under the sun. While this is definitely a far cry from when humans had to learn new things by passing knowledge through personal interactions, the convenience and anonymity can have its disadvantages such as emboldening those with evil intentions in deceiving or duping others.
Chrome’s default setting includes the automatic detection of sites that are risks for phishing and malware. These are the alerts that you’ll see when you come across this type of pages:
Here are the steps on how to request for a Google Chrome review on your page: