One of the most awesome changes in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3 is how Safari behaves when you’re trying to enter information into an insecure page. Before this update, you had to be careful to look in the Safe Search field if you were about to log in to a website; green text and a little lock icon meant you were using an encrypted site.
But with both of the newest versions of its operating systems, Apple has introduced can’t-miss red text to warn you when you’re about to type login or credit card info on unencrypted pages, like so:
That’s a pretty obvious hint that you should think about what you’re doing. In my case here, I’m about to log into a sports-related forum, so I’m not all that concerned. But if you’re on what you assume is your banking website or, say, one that you think is the Gmail sign-in page, notice this red text. Let the paranoia run through you. Pay freakin’ attention, and by that I mean stop and don’t log in. You may be on a site that’s pretending to be the one you wanted, and if that’s the case, entering your username and password could be bad! Especially if you’re using the same password on other sites. Bad bad bad.
I’m really glad Apple’s taken this step; anything that could stop someone from falling for a nefarious website’s tricks is helpful, I think. Yay for progress!