Google has finally fixed a major flaw in their core API used by apps to connect to the internet.
The company has added support for TLS/SSL in chrome.sockets API in the newer builds of Chromium.
Googler François Beaufort said:
This means secure connections over the network between your Chrome App and servers.
I’m sure we’re going to see this brand new chrome.socket.secure method being used in many Chrome Apps like CIRC and Advanced REST client.