With a new functionality, Google is now ready to provide Chrome users with a small security boost by attempting to automatically update web sites to HTTPS. The functionality, dubbed HTTPS-First mode, is similar to Firefox’s HTTPS-only mode.
Since sensitive information and credentials are encrypted, eavesdroppers will not be able to read data transmitted between a web browser and the server that hosts a website with HTTPS.
Google says, “Based on ecosystem feedback, we’ll explore making HTTPS-First mode the default for all users in the future. Mozilla has also shared their intent to make HTTPS-only mode the future of web browsing in Firefox.”
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