Google is pushing the entire Internet to transition from HTTP to HTTPS. This work is being spearheaded by Google Search and Chrome.
In April 2014, a WSJ report stated that Google began to consider "encryption" factors in the ranking of results for its search service, and that if some sites enabled HTTPS encryption, it would get a higher ranking than usual. Previously, Google has promoted search results ranking only considering "quality" and "experience."
In August 2014, Google announced that "encryption" was officially used as an influencing factor for ranking search results. There will be a grace period. The impact of the "encryption" factor is still very small, but it will become higher and higher over time until all websites switch to encrypted mode (HTTPS).
In December 2014, the Chrome browser team initiated a proposal to clearly mark whether the URL in the address bar is encrypted. The proposal hopes that after the transition period, encrypted URLs (HTTPS) will display normally, and non-encrypted websites (HTTP) will prompt "not secure".
The HTTPS protocol that Google wants to promote is a secure version of the HTTP protocol. HTTP is the most widely used network protocol on the Internet. It is used to transfer information between the client and the client. Its most famous application is the browser. The IE, Chrome, and 360 browsers that we usually use for Internet access depend on For it to work.
The content transmitted by HTTP is in plain text. The content you have browsed and submitted on the Internet, all those who work in the background, such as the owner of the router, the unknown intention of the network cable route, the provincial and municipal operators, the backbone of the operator, Carrier gateways can be viewed. If you are visiting a foreign website, you have to add international broadband exports, foreign operators, etc. This list can be extended until you turn from worship to fear of the Internet.
HTTPS adds encryption to the lower layer of HTTP. The content transmitted through the HTTPS protocol cannot be decrypted unless the participants in the above link prepare in advance. And preparing in advance makes the attack difficult.
This is why Google hopes that the Internet will become HTTPS, and even put forward the slogan "HTTP = Insecure". For the past few years, we have been living in the plaintext era, and all traces of Internet access have been exposed to the eyes of giant institutions.
In front of them, we have no privacy at all, regardless of nationality and region.
But upgrading HTTPS is also a big problem, which means that the infrastructure, network architecture, and underlying service providers have changed. HTTPS is known as the cache terminator and performance killer. It is difficult for Google to push everyone to change.
In particular, there are also conceptual changes. Who will assume the role of Google in countries that ignore user privacy? Counting on Baidu, which is not even included in the HTTPS website?Reprinted please indicate: http://marurah.com