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Windows 7: Google Will Soon Encrypt All Your Searches

18 Oct 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Google Will Soon Encrypt All Your Searches

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If the idea of sending your shady search queries into the ether makes you a little nervous, Google is coming to the rescue with a plan to encrypt searches. In the next few weeks, users that are signed into their Google account will automatically be directed to the HTTPS search page for secure searches.
Read more at:
Maximum PC | Google Will Soon Encrypt All Your Searches


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18 Oct 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If I understand that correctly, rubes like me who just do searches from Google.com will not have searches encrypted? I think I have some sort of a Google account but haven't logged into it in a year or two---and probably would not just to search.
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19 Oct 2011   #3
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Here's the link if you want to make a shortcut, or set it up in your browser: Google SSL beta
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19 Oct 2011   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not before time. It's a pain to have to remember to use HTTPS.
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19 Oct 2011   #5
yzcderf

Xp/Vista/Win7 x86 x64
 
 
Https

web filters will not work any more,
filters don't work on SSL
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19 Oct 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

https://duckduckgo.com already encrypted, you are slow Google.
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21 Oct 2011   #7
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sure the Internet is helpful, but I'm slowly finding it stupid. Honest.
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23 Oct 2011   #8
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Not before time. It's a pain to have to remember to use HTTPS.
Not if you use HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox, it'll switch to https when available; like Google search...
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23 Oct 2011   #9
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yzcderf View Post
web filters will not work any more,
filters don't work on SSL
And that would be bad why?
Seriously...
Most of the web filtering solution nowadays can terminate SSL connection for the purpose of filtering web content.
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23 Oct 2011   #10
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Ya Google start this process last 19th.
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