|24 May 2010||#1|
| || |
Encrypted Google Web Search Now Available
Google has extended SSL coverage to its biggest service yet, the Web Search. The new encrypted search offers significant privacy protection at virtually no cost.
The HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a protocol that makes use of SSL/TLS to encrypt HTTP communications. Even though HTTPS dates back to the '90s, until a few years back only a select number of websites, like online banking systems, enabled this security mechanism for entire browsing sessions.
It has always been a known fact that network administrators can snoop traffic passing through the infrastructure they control, yet people never really cared on a wide scale that their private communications could be intercepted and viewed without authorization. A more widespread need for HTTP encryption wasn't felt until the rapid proliferation of unsecured private wireless networks and hotspots, which made Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks from ill-intent parties a lot more likely.
Session-wide HTTPS has been available for Gmail for years, however, the majority of users remained unaware of the option or of how to enable it. Finally, after repeated pleads from security researchers, IT experts or privacy advocates and after performing extensive testing, Google enabled it by default for all users of its email service.
Encrypted Google Web Search Now Available - Brings privacy benefits - Softpedia
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Encrypted Google Web Search Now Available|
|IE9 Google Search||Browsers & Mail|
|Forum Search issue: Google search links don't work Fx 5.0||Chillout Room|
|Google Search||Chillout Room|
|How To Add Google Encrypted Search Engine To Firefox,Opera, Chrome, IE||Browsers & Mail|
|Search more securely with encrypted Google web search||News|
|Google Desktop Search Results from Start menu search||Software|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 PM.