Chrome Will Soon Label Certain HTTP Sites as Not Secure

Chrome Will Soon Label Certain HTTP Sites as Not Secure
Highlights
  • The beta build comes with support for Web Bluetooth
  • The support for CSS "position: sticky" command added
  • Available on Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows

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.

Apart from the warning about non-secure pages, Chrome 56 beta brings along support for Web Bluetooth. The support for Web Bluetooth allows Web developers to connect with Bluetooth devices such as printers or LED displays with just a few lines of JavaScript.

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.

The features mentioned above are a part of the beta release of Chrome 56, which is already available for download on Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

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