Security Panel in Chrome 48

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Google is rolling out a new security panel in the DevTools section of Chrome 48 that is designed to make it easy for developers to deploy HTTPS on their websites and services.

Secure connections are a necessity today to decrease the risk of users being vulnerable to content injection (the result of that being eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other data modifications). What's more, HTTPS is also playing an increasingly important role in Google search algorithm, prioritizing encrypted sites with a ranking boost and in late December indicated that it has started indexing HTTPS pages by default (Google Search now crawls HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page).

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The new security panel displays connection information for every network request in an effort to identify potential connection errors. If there is no green lock in Chrome, DevTools will provide the reason why. For example, there might be a certificate violation (which shows whether a site has proven its identity with a TLS certificate), the TLS connection (which shows whether a site uses a modern and secure protocol and ciphersuite), and subresource security (which indicates whether a site loads insecure HTTP subresources).


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Showbox 02-10-2016 10:01 AM

Looks like someone forgot the main feature of the browser, which is minimalism and simplicity. Who needs more, put those extensions. But Yes, I do sometimes, too much is not enough additional features and options, because I used quite a long time used the old Opera and Marston :) on the other hand, if you remember, what were the first versions of Chromium and compare them with the current version, for all these long 7 years new options and functions in the browser appeared a lot.

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