Monday, March 26, 2012
Firefox To Have Default Encrypted Google Searches
There is no final word from the company about when the users will finally be shifted to default encrypted Google searches.
Monday, March 26, 2012: Firefox users will now be more secure than ever before as its maker Mozilla will be implementing encrypted search in the browser. The company is testing default encrypted Google searches for all its users. Mozilla has made an announcement about the same on its 'Bugzilla' channel. It means that Mozilla will now use Google's secure search by default.
According to a report from Computer World, Johnathan Nightingale, senior director of Firefox engineering, "We are testing the feature to use SSL for built-in Google searches in the Firefox nightly channel. It will be taken to Aurora and Beta release channels if no issues are discovered. It will tested before shipping to the users. We will also test it on non-English version of Firefox as well."
However, there is no final word from the company about when the users will finally be shifted to the default encrypted Google searches. Mozilla has said that it will happen soon after the feature comes to Aurora and Beta release channels. According to the data from NetApplications and StatCounter, Firefox is being used by 21 to 25 per cent Internet users across the globe. The company has been thinking on standard encrypted Google searches within their browser since February 2011.