Google Chrome now auto-upgrades to secure connections for all users


Google has taken a significant step towards enhancing Chrome internet security by automatically upgrading insecure HTTP requests to HTTPS requests for 100% of users.

This feature is called HTTPS-Upgrades and will secure old links that utilize the http:// by automatically attempting to first connect to the URL over the encrypted https:// protocol.

A limited rollout of this feature in Google Chrome began in July, but as of October 16th, Google has now rolled it out to all users on the Stable channel.

“We enabled HTTPS-Upgrades by default on trunk last week, and are currently rolling out to 100% Stable,” reads an update from Google Engineering Program Management Leader Chris Thompson.

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