April 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm #12692UK SentinelModerator
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Google Chrome users will be able to upgrade to the latest version of the all-conquering, market-leading browser later this month. Chrome version 90 is due out on April 13 and will add improvements like improved copy-and-paste, and reduced bandwidth for video conferencing, which is great if you regularly use services such as Zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. But there’s one other tweak that Chrome 90 is bringing to the table which significantly changes your browsing experience.
As reported by ZDNet, Chrome 90 will bring a major change to the browser’s omnibox – the all-in-one address and search bar at the top of the Chrome window. As it stands, when you enter an incomplete URL in that box in Chrome, it will default to loading the site using HTTP.
However, with Chrome 90, Google is switching the default protocol for incomplete URLs to the more secure HTTPS. As long as websites support HTTPS, unfinished URLs will load via HTTPS instead of HTTP
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).April 3, 2021 at 7:47 pm #12693UK SentinelModerator
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“Chrome will now default to HTTPS for most typed navigations that don’t specify a protocol2. HTTPS is the more secure and most widely used scheme in Chrome on all major platforms. In addition to being a clear security and privacy improvement, this change improves the initial loading speed of sites that support HTTPS, since Chrome will connect directly to the HTTPS endpoint without needing to be redirected from http:// to https://.”
The Mountain View firm went on to add that sites that don’t currently support HTTPS will still work. Chrome will just switch these URLs back to the less-secure HTTP option.
This major change to the way Chrome works will begin rolling out on the desktop and Android versions of Chrome, with iOS following afterwards.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).
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