There’s a cool little website just been set up to monitor if the top 1000 websites in the world are changing to HTTP after Google announced on their web master tools blog that a secure site is a good thing for users.
It’s conveniently named SSL Switch, as taking the ronseal approach to marketing – it does what it says on the tin.
It’s checks every day, maybe sooner, which sites enable HTTPS and when they do it.
So far none of the top 1000 websites in the world have changed to HTTPS and interestingly when you look over the list of companies that don’t use HTTPS Amazon.com and Ebay.com appear on the list with no HTTPS found.
Maybe if a large number of these sites make the first move to HTTPS then it will become commonplace for all sites to be secure.