Mozilla works hard to make the Firefox browser and your web experience more secure. They have implemented a number of changes already for this purpose, but more changes are coming in Firefox 44, which is in the Nightly stage at the moment of this writing. Firefox 44 will include a notification for insecure login forms.
Firefox 44 will consider web forms which require entering the login and password over an unencrypted HTTP connection as insecure. The notification will be triggered for pages which contain a special HTML field, "<input type='password'>".
The reason Mozilla added this change is because the user input can be captured by a third party if the connection is not HTTPS. The browser will show with an icon in the address bar that the connection is not secure. To avoid this, developers are recommended to use the secure HTTPS protocol whenever it is necessary to receive user authentication data.
This change should make users pay more attention to the security of the websites they use. I think this is a very welcome change.
If you are interested in trying this feature right now, you need to install Firefox Nightly. Refer to the following article: Run different Firefox versions simultaneously. This will allow you to run the Nightly build alongside the currently installed version of Firefox.
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