A large number of websites are still using the insecure HTTP protocol

When Google Chrome updated to version 68, about two years ago, among the various new features offered by the web browser, it introduced one that stands out above the rest. We refer to the one that serves website users to see, in a prominent way, if the site they are visiting is safe or not.

A warning note appears on the left side of the address bar. Thus, if a site uses the HTTPS protocol, the message Is secure is displayed  , and if it uses HTTP, the message  Is not secure is displayed . Clicking on any of the messages opens a window that shows relevant information about browsing the website.

Something similar has been happening with Mozilla Firefox for some time now, and with other web browsers, such as Edge and Safari. This means that websites must adapt to the new protocol by installing what they need to do so.

There are still many “Unsafe” sites

It is known that about 20 percent of the world’s best-known sites are Unsafe , even though it is very easy today to make them safe, but apparently those responsible for them are not willing to do so. the change. This means that, for example, the use of forms of all kinds or making purchases does not comply with current regulations.

Find out the “Unsafe” sites around the world

If we take a tour of Why No HTTPS? , a site that shows all the Unsecure sites  with a certain solvency that exist worldwide, we can read the following: « HTTPS is now free, easy and increasingly ubiquitous. It is also now required if you do not want Google Chrome to mark the site as “Not Secure”. However, many of the world’s largest websites continue to serve content over unencrypted connections, putting users at risk even when sensitive data is not involved .”

It goes on to say: “ Below is a list of the world’s top 100 websites by Alexa rank that do not automatically redirect unsafe requests to secure ones. Below you will find the top 50 sites by country below the above. The data is powered by Scott Helme’s nightly crawl and is explained in detail in the launch blog post for this project .”

If we take a tour of the site, we can find what is reflected in the previous paragraphs, see the list of the 50 most important sites worldwide, according to the Alexa ranking, which are not safe. And, below, a series of buttons that lead, after clicking on each one, to the most relevant sites in a certain country.


It is clear that if you are the manager of one or more websites you must carry out the necessary steps to convert it or make them safe. Today it is possible to get an SSL certificate at no cost. Its installation and activation is not complicated.

To activate this certificate, you only have to use what web hosting makes available to users in this regard. If you have or manage a website and have not yet made the change, what are you waiting for?