Chrome will tag FTP sites as “Not secure”

Google Chrome 63, expected to be released sometime around December, will label resources delivered over the FTP protocol as “Not secure”, a member of the Chrome security team has shared. This change is part of Google’s continuous effort to “accurately communicate the transport security status of a given page.” “We didn’t include FTP in our original plan [which involved marking HTTP as non-secure], but unfortunately its security properties are actually marginally worse than HTTP (delivered in plaintext without the potential of an HSTS-like upgrade).

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