Google has been encouraging websites to move to the secure HTTPS protocol for quite some time now. Last year, the search giant started giving preference to the HTTPS pages over HTTP and then announced that the Web crawler will start searching for HTTPS versions of HTTP pages. Now, Google has announced that starting with Chrome 56, the browser will provide warning to the users in a more active way about entering sensitive information on non-secure sites.
Till now, Chrome did not explicitly call HTTP pages as non-secure but with Chrome 56, the browser will provide the pages with the label if they require certain private information from the users, the company said in a blog. "Starting in version 56, Chrome will mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure," it said.
The beta build of Chrome 56 comes along with support for CSS "position: sticky" command that allows the webpage titles to stick to the top of the screen when user scrolls down. This helps users in figuring out what the topic is about.