5/16/2010

Google to Offer Encrypted Search Next Week

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:17 am

Google will begin letting users run encrypted searches on its flagship search site Google.com starting next week, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

Allowing users to search using https - the web security system which many associate with online banking and shopping — would mark a first for a major search engine, and could begin a move by web services such as social networks to begin offering encryption for more than just log-ins. Such increased adoption would cut down on network eavesdropping and also have the added benefit of preventing some online attacks.

 

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