Chrome 56 to Mark Some HTTP Pages as Insecure

Chrome 56, set for release in January 2017, will start marking HTTP pages that contain sensitive content such as passwords or payment forms as insecure, Google announced today.

Google’s end goal is to mark all HTTP pages with a red icon specific to broken HTTPS connections, but the company plans to do this in several stages.

The first stage, as explained today by Emily Schechter from the Chrome Security Team, starts next January when the browser will start prepending the phrase “Not secure” before the page’s URL (see image below).

“In following releases, we will continue to extend HTTP warnings, for example, by labelling HTTP pages as ‘not secure’ in Incognito mode, where users may have higher expectations of privacy,” Schechter explains. “Eventually, we plan to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that we use for broken HTTP… (read more)

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