As PC Magazine shares —¬†Google Chrome version 62 will highlight non-secure sites (HTTP) to warn of risks when entering data — as HTTPS encryption is a more secure approach:

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353381/chrome-to-more-aggressively-highlight-insecure-sites

Google has favored sites with secure connections, or HTTPS, in its search results since 2014. In January, the company took things up a notch by showing “not secure” labels next to certain websites in Chrome that use an unencrypted HTTP server.

Until now, Chrome has only displayed this label for sites that transmit passwords or process credit card transactions over HTTP instead of the more secure HTTPS. But beginning in October, Chrome will show the warning in two more situations: when users enter any type of data on an HTTP page; and on all HTTP pages people visit in Incognito mode.

Since adding “not secure” notices in Chrome 56, Google has seen a 23 percent reduction in navigations to HTTP pages with password or credit card forms on desktop, Emily Schechter from the Chrome Security Team. Now wrote in a blog post.

Starting with Chrome 62, the browser will show the “not secure” warning when users type any data into HTTP sites. “Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private,” Schechter wrote. “Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network.”