Farewell, lock symbol: Google Chrome will retire the padlock icon as the next step in making HTTPS the default for all websites.
Billions of people around the world associate a padlock icon with a secure, trusted website. But that’s about to change — Google Chrome has announced they will be discontinuing the padlock icon starting around September 2023.
This change isn’t because Google no longer thinks HTTPS is important, though — in fact, it’s the opposite. Google expects every website to have HTTPS by default.
Why is Google removing this well-known security lock symbol? And what does this padlock icon change mean for your organization, website security, and the cyber security industry as a whole?
Let’s hash it out.
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