Google has made its intentions known that within Chrome it wants to encourage webmasters and site owners to move their sites to HTTPS. Later this year, Google’s Chrome browser will show a warning message on pages that have search boxes or forms to fill out.
HTTPS requiures a Secure Socket Layer or Certificate be issued for the domain. Then the site can be displayed through HTTPS instead of HTTP. Depending on the server that the site is hosted on, will determine how an SSL certificate will be implemented.
Google said, “in October 2017, Chrome will show the ‘Not secure’ warning when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”
Chrome recently added that pages with logins are required to be over HTTPS and even sent out webmaster warnings about the change.
Ultimately, Google wants to mark any web page over HTTP as insecure — but that will take them some time to accomplish.
It’s left to be seen if other browsers follow suite, but the odds are good they will.