User danger declines as two thirds of Chromistas now use HTTPS
Two in three web pages served over the world’s favourite web browser Chrome are now secured with HTTPS, Google says.
The good news applies to Chrome on the desktop and signifies progress in the long-hoped-for decline of insecure cleartext browsing.
Chrome security bods Adrienne Porter Felt and Emily Schechter say all platforms of desktop Chrome page loads are made over HTTPS. “More than half of pages loaded and two-thirds of total time spent by Chrome desktop users occur via HTTPS, and we expect these metrics to continue their strong upward trajectory,” the pair said.