Let us start to search via https.........

General discussion about web technology.
Post Reply
luntrus
Senior Member
Posts: 237
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:29 pm

Let us start to search via https.........

Post by luntrus » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:44 pm

Hi users of NoScript,

It is more secure to use a search engine via https. One possibility is install this inside Fx or Flock as the scroogle search engine plug-in (the users of NoScript should temporarily allow NoScript to install (search) plug-ins via options, else it won't install off course, later flag it back in again at NoScript options for general added browser security):
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engine ... roogle+ssl

Then there is also a Dutch search engine: http://ixquick.nl/
Load the main search page in your language and go to "my settings" there at the bottom of the page. Then go to Secure Socket Layer (SSL) / HTTPS and tag Enable

Search queries over https can be somewhat slower to receive.

Certain parties asked Google to make https searches possible, but this mode has not come to Google until now,

luntrus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1pre) Gecko/20090627 Shiretoko/3.5pre

Tom T.
Field Marshal
Posts: 3620
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:58 am

Re: Let us start to search via https.........

Post by Tom T. » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:31 am

https://ssl.scroogle.org/
At one time, I had this set in Search Engines, I forget how, but found it simpler and saved screen space just to bookmark it at the top of the list, and eliminate the search bar entirely. No scripting required. You could put it in the Bookmarks Toolbar, if you used that. YMMV. Cheers!
Last edited by Tom T. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: clarify
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US at an expert level; rv:1.8.1.20) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/2.0.0.20 diehard

Nan M
Ambassador
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:44 pm

Re: Let us start to search via https.........

Post by Nan M » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:14 pm

luntrus wrote:
[...]http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engines.html?name=scroogle+ssl


Hi luntrus,
The Scroogle developer, Daniel Brandt, is a long-time annoyance for G, and its spam partner Wikipedia (no guesses about whether I've swallowed the hive mind Kool Aid). My own experience is that Scroogle scraped away a lot of the top Wikipedia spam results for a good while, until Wikipedia recursed itself into every second reference on the net. That alone made Scroogle a very useful tool, security and privacy considerations aside, for a good while.

Then there is also a Dutch search engine: http://ixquick.nl/

This one is a very reliable meta service. Highly recommended for when you want to save time; it actually does a reliable filter job on returned results.

Certain parties asked Google to make https searches possible, but this mode has not come to Google until now,


Well, it's a bit hard providing services for your data provision units when your market capitalisation is only about USD135 Billion.
Of course, this user is grateful that G supports Mozilla to the extent it does.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-AU; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11

Post Reply