Google to Offer Encrypted Search Starting This Week


Google Encrypted SearchGoogle announced last week in its blog post on the Street View issue that they will start offering encrypted search. So far it is not clear how the encrypted search feature would work. Learn about the Google encrypted search.

Earlier this year, we encrypted Gmail for all our users, and next week we will start offering an encrypted version of Google Search,” Google said. Google encrypted all Gmail accounts in response to the hacking incidents that prompted its decision to move its Chinese-language search operation from Beijing to Hong Kong.

Google began encrypting Gmail traffic using HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) by default in January after offering it as an option since mid-2008. It’s likely Google will now do the same thing with traffic to

We definitely need to see more encrypted Web traffic in general,” said Marc Maiffret, chief security architect at security firm FireEye, when told of Google’s plans to offer an encrypted version of its search site. “Now, if you are on an airport Wi-Fi or other public network everything you search for is in the clear.”

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