Slashdot writes Google is considering to push website owners to adopt Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security. Earlier this year there were rumors that Google decided to prioritize HTTPS sites in its search rankings and now Google Chrome developers are considering to mark HTTP connections as non-secure. Under the proposal, Chrome users would receive a pop-up when visiting sites without a SSL certificate to notify them that these sites offer no data security. Two thirds of all websites do not use HTTPS.
If implemented, the developers wrote, the change would mean that a warning would pop-up when people visited a site that used only HTTP to notify them that such a connection "provides no data security". Currently only about 33% of websites use HTTPS, according to statistics gathered by the Trustworthy Internet Movement which monitors the way sites use more secure browsing technologies.