Google Chrome to Start Flagging Non-Secure Sites for Users

Using HTTPS instead of HTTP on a website's link protects you from malware

By Karl Utermohlen, InvestorPlace Writer

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Google ChromeGoogle Chrome (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) will soon be a safer browser for users to navigate through.

The new technology will flag websites that may contain malware or other content that may put your personal information at risk. Avoiding a cyberattack is as simple as adding an “S” at the end of “HTTP.”

The link of every website begins either with “HTTP” or “HTTPS,” and the new Google Chrome will inform users that the latter protects you from malicious content as the “S” stands for security. Whenever you enter an HTTP website that is unsafe, the Alphabet browser will add the words “not secure” next to the link.

Additionally, you can confirm the security of a website when you use HTTPS ahead of the link as a small lock will appear on the URL bar. The encryption protects your computer by scrambling the data that users input in order to turn any personal information you may type into an alphabet soup.

Later versions of Google Chrome will include warnings that will turn some URLs into Incognito mode, which is even more secure than HTTPS’ security.

Alphabet announced in mid-August that a new OS is in the works called Google Fuchsia which could include virtual reality capabilities. It is also believed that the software will replace both Google OS and Android.

GOOG stock is up 1% Monday, while GOOGL stock grew 0.9% to kick off the week.

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