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Old 10-20-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default When I enter a keyword in google search box, Is it encrypted before going to server ?

When I enter a keyword in google search box, Is it encrypted before going to server ?
If not, does that means anybody can view my searched keywords between me and google server ?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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I do not belive it is. Usually on pages with encryption you see a lock or something along the bottom of the brower, and I see nothing.

Pretty much yes. Not to make you paranoid but pretty much anything you do on the internet can be tracked and read even with encryption.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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Shouldn't be encrypted because aren't search engines information public?

Like for advertisers?
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: When I enter a keyword in google search box, Is it encrypted before going to serv

No, it's not. Why, have we been typing in things that we shouldn't?
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Default Re: When I enter a keyword in google search box, Is it encrypted before going to serv

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Shouldn't be encrypted because aren't search engines information public?
The information you get, yes. BUT for the sake of statistical information (like popular searches) it can't be encrypted.
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I'm sure there are tons of people out there typing in "porn" in the search box =p
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:03 AM   #7
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No, when you type in a keyword in the search bar, it is not encrypted, I don't think Google does this to hack people lol, but more for statistics like celegorm said. Like most popular searches etc...
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Default Re: When I enter a keyword in google search box, Is it encrypted before going to serv

If it was an encrypted page, you would either see the lock symbol or it would have a URL starting with "https://"... Dunno about any other ways of telling if a page is encrypted

To be honest there isn't much need for encryption on a search engine IMO

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why not try https://google.com ?
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