Encrypted Google is a popular tool for people who don't like their search habits on Google to be monitored on public Wi-Fi at an airport or by an IT Network administrator at work. When you search over an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol, your searches are encrypted so they can't be read by a third party, such as a hacker or Internet service provider. Such encryption will cut down on network eavesdropping and also prevent some online attacks.
Things You'll Need
- Internet connection
- Internet browser
Encrypt Your Internet Browsing With Google
Tips & Warnings
- You may notice that your searches are slower because your computer needs to first establish a secure connection with Google.
- Only your searches are encrypted. Once you click on a search result, you will no longer be protected over an SSL connection unless the site you click on is also preceded by https.
- The sites you visit will continue to be logged in your browser's history. This function is not affected by using Google's SSL search option.
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