Google Chrome’s browser will start marking insecure HTTP connected websites which send passwords & credit card data as insecure, starting January.
A warning will appear in the address bar of the browser to warn users that their personal information could be spied on or stolen. The feature will first go on to Chrome’s ‘incognito’ mode & later to its main mode. The change should pressurise website owners to switch to HTTPS, which is more secure as it encrypts data while in transit.
A Chrome announcement read: “Don’t wait to get started moving to HTTPS. HTTPS is easier & cheaper than ever before, & enables both the best performance the web offers & powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.” Apple too announced that it would make a similar move by the end of 2016.