If you’ve visited a encrypted site, for which Google Chrome showed a shield icon in the address bar with warning ‘This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources’ with Load unsafe scripts option, what do you do? FYI, those insecure scripts not served from HTTPS could be ads or trackers loaded from elsewhere, if without loading those, the site that is secure and has a green lock shown by the browser in the address bar may still work well.

Is It OK to load Unsafe Scripts in Chrome?

To know the connection established by Chrome browser to the website was really secure, click on the lock icon and click more ‘Details’ next to ‘your connection to the site is private’, Security Overview panel opens in developer tools and shows the following security information for the site.

Chrome This Page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources alert

READ:Google adds a Flag to Chrome Canary to mark HTTP Sites as non-secure

If the security panel shows ‘This page is secure (valid HTTPS)‘ message, and all green for the valid certificate, secure TLS connection and secure resources, then no doubt the information you’re going to enter or provided is private.

Chrome Security panel and console

In the panel below, the console reveals the insecure content Chrome has prevented from loading,  you can notice the error like this: ‘The page at URL was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure script from a URL (different than site URL). This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS’.

To override the alert, you can load unsafe scripts (not recommended), then Chrome reloads the page and content, including insecure content, you can notice the address bar at the top then will show https:// crossed out in red.

https crossed out red