Posts Tagged ‘ssl’

A Console Switch that Provides Convenience AND Security

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

In any large network application, a console switch is an extremely useful tool for remote management of devices at far away network installations and equipment sites. Console switch products eliminate or reduce the need for expensive service calls to remote sites, by providing an avenue for out of band management and allowing network administrators to monitor environmental and operating conditions without actually traveling to each network site in person.

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Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Increasing the security of Google searches should be a big help to everyone …

The introduction of encrypted search at https://www.google.com/ a month ago has increased the privacy of search engine visitors by preventing people from intercepting search terms and results. Encrypting all communication between the client’s computer and Google Search had a few side effects though.

It was for one not possible to use all Google services. Google Image search was for instance not available for users who used the https version of Google.

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Force Google HTTPS Search

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Here’s an interesting trick …

Google recently enabled SSL on their main search engine google.com allowing search engine users to access https://www.google.com/ instead of the standard Google search domain. This secure search encrypts the data that is exchanged between the user’s computer and Google search so that third parties like other network users or the Internet Service Provider cannot spy on the network traffic to find out what the user is searching for (they do however see the sites the user is clicking on).

Users who connect from public places or computer networks can improve their privacy and security by using the https version of Google Search.

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