Google to retire padlock from Chrome address bar

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The padlock icon indicating website security has appeared in the URL bar of web browsers for so long that people are kind of blind to it.  It dates back from Netscape Navigator when SSL sites where a new thing and browsers wanted to highlight that passing confidential information across the network is secure.

Nowadays, SSL is common place.  CU*Answers Web Services includes a free Let’s Encrypt certificate with all our website hosting.  We consider it a necessity for hosting.

Check out Google’s plan and what they are replacing the padlock icon with at The Verge.