5/22/2010

Official Google Blog: Search more securely with encrypted Google web search

Search more securely with encrypted Google web search

5/21/2010 12:30:00 PM
As people spend more time on the Internet, they want greater control over who has access to their online communications. Many Internet services use what are known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to encrypt information that travels between your computer and their service. Usually recognized by a web address starting with "https" or a browser lock icon, this technology is regularly used by online banking sites and e-commerce websites. Other sites may also implement SSL in a more limited fashion, for example, to help protect your passwords when you enter your login information.

Years ago Google added SSL encryption to products ranging from Gmail to Google Docs and others, and we continue to enable encryption on more services. Like banking and e-commerce sites, Google's encryption extends beyond login passwords to the entire service. This session-wide encryption is a significant privacy advantage over systems that only encrypt login pages and credit card information. Early this year, we took an important step forward by making SSL the default setting for all Gmail users. And today we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely at https://www.google.com.

When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is created between your browser and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party on your network. The service includes a modified logo to help indicate that you're searching using SSL and that you may encounter a somewhat different Google search experience, but as always, remember to check the start of the address bar for "https" and your browser lock indicators:

Today's release comes with a "beta" label for a few reasons. First, it currently covers only the core Google web search product. To help avoid misunderstanding, when you search using SSL, you won't see links to offerings like Image Search and Maps that, for the most part, don't support SSL at this time. Also, since SSL connections require additional time to set up the encryption between your browser and the remote web server, your experience with search over SSL might be slightly slower than your regular Google search experience. What won't change is that you will still get the same great search results.

A few notes to remember: Google will still maintain search data to improve your search quality and to provide better service. Searching over SSL doesn't reduce the data sent to Google — it only hides that data from third parties who seek it. And clicking on any of the web results, including Google universal search results for unsupported services like Google Images, could take you out of SSL mode. Our hope is that more websites and services will add support for SSL to help create a better and more consistent experience for you.

We think users will appreciate this new option for searching. It's a helpful addition to users' online privacy and security, and we'll continue to add encryption support for more search offerings. To learn more about using the feature, refer to our help article on search over SSL.

0 评论:

免责声明

1、本人是文盲,以上内容文字均不认识,也看不懂是什么意思(包括但不限于对所以上之内容的识别、阅读、理解、分析、记忆等);

2、本人过去、现在以及将来都不认识本文中提及当事人,且自古以来与该相对人无利益关系;

3、本人昨天、今天以及明天都没有或者不准备去本文所述地点。本文表述之事与本人无关。

4、本人在此发文(包括但不限于汉字、拼音、拉丁字母、斯拉夫字母、日语假名、阿拉伯字母、单词、句子、图片、影像、录音、以及前述之各种任意组合等等)均为随意敲击键盘所出,用于检验本人电脑键盘录入、屏幕显示的机械、光电性能,并不代表本人局部或全部同意、支持或者反对文中观点。如需要详查请直接与键盘发明者及生产厂商法人代表联系;

5、人生有风险,上网需谨慎。本文不暗示、鼓励、支持或映射读者作出生活方式、工作态度、婚姻交友、股票债券买卖、子女教育的积极或消极判断。未成年人请在监护人陪同下阅读本文。无完全民事行为能力者,请立即关闭网页,并用20%高锰酸钾+75%乙醇对键盘、硬盘、电压插座、显示器、鼠标、cpu进行灌溉消毒;

6、如本人留言违反国家有关法律,请网络管理员及时删除本文,本人保留继续发文的权利;

7、因删贴不及时所产生的任何法律(包括宪法、加法、减法、乘法、除法、剑法、拳法、脚法、指法、民法、刑法、书法、公检法、基本法、劳动法、婚姻法、输入法、没办法、国际法、今日说法、吸星大法及文中涉及或可能涉及以及未涉及之法,各地治安管理条例)纠纷或责任本人概不负责;

8、本人谢绝任何跨省(包括但不限于跨国、跨洲、跨星球、跨星系)追捕行为。确因不抓不足以平民愤,或不抓就领不到薪水养家户口的公职人员,建议携带工作证、身份证、结婚证/离婚证、独生子女证、健康证、暂住证、毕业证、边防证、县以上政府机关出具的介绍信温情操作。抓捕按照以下排序倒序:作者、原作者以及网络管理员以及网络运行商、电信运营商、电力供应商、电脑生产销售商.