Google emails warnings to webmasters that Chrome will mark http pages with forms as ‘not secure’

Have forms, login fields and other input sections on your HTTP website? Chrome is going to mark them as not secure.

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Last night, Google sent email notifications via Google Search Console to site owners that have forms on web pages over HTTP. These pages will be marked as not secure in Chrome 62 starting in October 2017. This is not a new notification. Google warned us of this a few months ago.

Google said, “Beginning in October 2017, Chrome will show the ‘Not secure’ warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”

The emails that went out last night had the subject line, “Chrome will show security warnings for” and explained where they need to add HTTPS and more details on how to. Here is a copy of one of those email notifications:

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This is how Chrome will show the warning based on the type of browser and page:

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Here is how it will look as a user starts filling out a form:

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For more details, see the original blog post over here.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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