Encrypt Your Search Queries Using SSL Search Engine

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Encrypt Your Search Queries Using SSL Search Engine

Every time when you use a regular search engine, your search data is recorded. Major search engines capture your IP address and use tracking cookies to make a record of your search terms, the time of your visit, and the links you choose - then they store that information in a giant database.

What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that helps to provide secure Internet communications for services like web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers. When you search over SSL, your search queries and search traffic are encrypted so they can't be read by any intermediary party such as employers and internet service providers (ISPs).


Here a list of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) search engines for anonymous Internet search is given below:

Encrypted Google Search over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) get a complete encrypted search link between your computer and Google. When search traffic is encrypted, it can't be read by third parties trying to access the connection between a searcher's computer and Google's servers. The service is available on web searches only, images and maps search are still not using SSL encryption.
Google Encrypted can be accessed through:
https://encrypted.google.com


Duck Duck Go is an another SSL search engine Challenges Google on Privacy, Which pulls an seach result for Microsoft Bling’s and Google search APIs. It has its own syntax, !bang command allows you to search another site directly. It allows you to change the look and feel of search engine and another awesome thing is duck duck go managed by an single person named as Gabriel Weinberg's and there is no advisement in this search engine.
Duck Duck Go can be accessed through:
http://duckduckgo.com/

IxQuick SSL search engine was awarded as first European Privacy Seal. IxQuick changes its name to Startpage on July 2009. Ixquick privacy policy is to not save the IP number or any other private data on any search and it announced that it would remove its users personal data within 48 hours.
IxQuick | Startpage can be accessed through:
http://www.ixquick.com/
http://www.startpage.com/

Yauba is the world’s first privacy safe; real-time Search Engine. Yuba is a new, experimental, Indian search engine that seeks to transform the way people find information online, while providing maximum protection for their safety, security and privacy. Yauba privacy policy to claims that they do not use any cookies and they say to delete all of your personally identifiable information from their servers on a daily basis.
Yauba can be accessed through:
http://www.yauba.com/

Scroogle is an ad-free Google search proxy which prevents the searcher's data being stored by Google Scroogle aims at letting you use Google without getting tracked. They work very simply: they act as a middleman between you and Google: you send your search query to Scroogle, they send it to Google, Google sends Scroogle the result, and finally Scroogle sends you the result. In the end, Google has no way to know you’re the person who did the search. Additionally, Scroogle also offers the ability to search over an encrypted (SSL) connection, so your ISP (or corporate network, etc) can’t see what you’re searching either.
Scroogle can be accessed through:
http://www.scroogle.org/
https://ssl.scroogle.org/
 
Benefits of using SSL Search Engine
  • Tracking of your personal computer IP address is avoided
  • Period (Date & Time) of searching is hided
  • Cookie that generated will be deleted after your search, Duck Duck Go search engine doesnot use cookies by default
  • Query terms/Keyword will not be stored in a database

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