About a year ago, Google began marking all sites that are not encrypted with HTTPS as “not secure” in Chrome. This step was taken to make web secure and help people know whether the the site they’re on is secure or not secure. It also motivated website’s owners to switch to SSL.
Google announced that 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up 42 percent from a year ago.
In addition, over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on ChromeOS a year ago. Windows traffic is up to 66 percent from 51 percent. Google also observes that 71 of the top 100 websites now use HTTPS by default, up from 37 percent a year ago.
HTTPS usage is increasing around the world. For example in Pakistan recently we’ve seen educational institutes switching their websites to HTTPS.
Going secure is easy, Let’s Encrypt is a free and automated certificate authority that makes securing your website cheap and easy. DotcomBest also recently announced to offer free SSL certificates with all our hosting plans.