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The Chrome app will report if a web form is not secure

This novelty will appear in version 86 of the Chrome app, which consists of notifying if a web page is safe or not to deposit our data without any danger. This will happen on pages with the HTTPS protocol, which are supposed to have a higher degree of security, although in reality it may not be the case and the data will remain visible to hackers and other computing entities.

A totally new feature in Google Chrome

It does not mean that before there was no certain security when browsing the internet in Chrome. Until now, our data being safe was indicated by the padlock icon, located at the top of the browser and right in the search bar. If the lock is closed, the connection to the website is assumed to be completely secure. If the lock was open, it indicated that we were on a page with HTTP protocol.

However, this has not completely dispelled doubts to users, since it does not effectively expose information about the risks involved in filling in personal data in forms, since the HTTPS protocol offers greater guarantees when connecting to a website, but not when sending data. That is why the company of Mountain view has decided to develop a new system that informs users of the risks and thus avoid greater evils.

Google Chrome: fast and secure
Google Chrome: fast and secure

What is Chrome going to do with the form?

They will consist of two security measures when filling in forms on a website. First of all, Chrome will disable autocomplete of data in those places where security is not certain. Thus, the form will not automatically obtain personal data that could be stolen, although the Chrome password manager will still be available, in the event that a form requires a registration or a login.

Chrome https data saving

This allows writing in forms even when they are not secure, since this way a unique password is used, without reusing it. On the other hand, when entering a suspicious form, Chrome will alert users with a full screen popup. This window informs you of the risks involved in staying on the website and recommending your immediate exit, although it allows you to choose whether we want to carry these risks.

This belongs to a complete process to remove all sites with HTTP protocol, much more insecure for all web developers to migrate to HTTPS. Of course, this whole process is being carried out gradually, with experimental phases such as the Chrome Flags of the browser.