Google Chrome warns of suspicious forms

Google Chrome

One of the most common methods of stealing personal information from users is phishing, which consists of impersonating a legitimate website or service for illegal purposes. This is often done using fake forms that unsuspecting users fill out with their credentials and believe they are true.

Starting with the M86 version of Chrome, the browser notifies users when they fill out an HTTP form on an HTTPS page

To counter this practice, users with new versions of Chrome, Google’s browser starting with M86, will notify users when they fill out forms that are considered suspicious or unsafe. The feature notifies users when a form on a page with HTTPS security, which is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol, does not send information over this channel.

Google Chrome notice

These types of forms are known as mixed. This means that the information they are sending can potentially be intercepted by a third party. This is indicated in the message displayed by Chrome. Also, Google Chrome turns off autocomplete If you use this type of unsecured form, please provide the reason for opting out.

Chrome protection

Still in older versions of Chrome This type of form has already been warnedyes, if much more subtle. Instead of displaying a clear notification, the presence of a mixed form has simply removed the lock icon that appears on the left side of the address bar when browsing a page using HTTPS, which many users did not notice.

On the other hand, the fact that a webpage contains the HTTPS protocol is no guarantee that it is completely secure, which the Google browser has taken into account since 2018.

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