Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows

Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows

October 23rd, 2017
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Google’s push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using

insecure HTTP connections appears to be working. The

company announced today 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, […]


														
							

Google’s push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working. The company announced today 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 notes that 71 of the top 100 websites now use HTTPS by default, up from 37 percent a year ago.

In the U.S., HTTPS usage in Chrome is up from 59 percent to 73 percent.

Google also noted today it’s pushing for HTTPS adoption through other means, too, including its recently announced managed SSL for Google App Engine, for example. It also started
securing entire top-level Google domains like .foo and .dev by default with HSTS (HTTPS Strict Transport Security.)

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