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  1. danishsarwar999

    danishsarwar999 Junior Member

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    that thing is mingling in my mind why everytime i go to google.com. it takes me to encrypted.google.com/. i've changed my window and browser but same thing. what does that enctypted means
     
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    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Here: http://security.stackexchange.com/q...https-google-com-and-https-encrypted-google-c

    According to Google, the difference is with handling referrer information when clicking on an ad.
    After a note from AviD and with the help of Xander we conducted some tests and here are the results

    1. Clicking on an ad:

    https://google.com : Google will take you to an HTTP redirection page where they'd append your search query to the referrer information.

    https://encrypted.google.com : If the advertiser uses HTTP, Google will not let the advertiser know about your query. If the advertiser uses HTTPS, they will receive the referrer information normally (including your search query).


    2. Clicking on a normal search result:

    https://google.com : If the website uses HTTP, Google will take you to an HTTP redirection page and will not append your search query to the referrer information. They'll only tell the website that you're coming from Google. If it uses HTTPS, it will receive referrer information normally.

    https://encrypted.google.com : If the website you click in the results uses HTTP, it will have no idea where you're coming from or what your search query is. If it uses HTTPS, it will receive referrer information normally.
     
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  3. danishsarwar999

    danishsarwar999 Junior Member

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    means good. not tracks hell yeah
     
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    It means your running Tor or under a proxy/vpn
     
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    no i never use any tor or VPN/proxy
     
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    Are you using the add on HTTPS everywhere. It does that.
     
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    everytime i go to google.com it is encrypted