Chrome and Firefox Warns about insecure HTTP connections
Google and Mozilla have commenced a campaign to warning you about sites vulnerable to hacking. Coming with the latest updates of Chrome v56 and Firefox v51 web broswers, youâ€™ll know when you are submitting sensitive information over insecure HTTP connections. Warnings like that were a thing before, but now they graduate from beta to stable.
Firefox shows a grey lock with a red dash over it in the address bar when you are browsing a site that is asking for your password. Previous versions donâ€™t have that though if you were in a secured HTTPS website, there was a green lock icon.
Chrome also showed green lock with the word Secure when the site is okay for sharing personal information. Non-secure pages had an info icon that is now followed by a â€œNot secureâ€ sign.
Engineers at Google say that users do not perceive the lack of a secure icon as a warning. Chrome will show the sign not only you are requested a password, but also some more credentials like credit card details.
Emily Schechter, Chrome security engineer said the plan is to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, then to change the indicator to the red triangle that we currently use for broken HTTPS.