Over a year ago, a little Firefox add-on program called Firesheep showed just how easy it was to snoop on people on the same Wi-Fi network. Since then, more and more Web sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are securing their Web sites by default. Now, Google is continuing its own push into making its search sites more secure.
Google began late last year by using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security for signed-in users using Google Search. That means, as some of you have noticed, if you’re signed into Google instead of going to http://www.google.com, you’re ending up at the secured https://www.google.com site. Your search results come back to you, in turn, via a secured HTTPS page.