Encrypted Web

What Does Encrypted Web Mean?

Encrypted Web is a process through which some or all of the Internet activity initiated from a Web browser is natively encrypted. Encrypted Web is used to safeguard a user’s browser activities regardless of the website being accessed.

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Techopedia Explains Encrypted Web

Encrypted Web is generally implemented through a secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) connection. Once initiated, the user’s search or browsing activity becomes invisible and inaccessible to eavesdroppers. Encrypted Web was first conceived by Google in its encrypted Web search option, through which users can protect their search queries to be invisible to intruders or hackers. However, this was limited to only Google proprietary websites and services. Mozilla Firefox also provides an add-on, HTTPS Everywhere, which automatically encrypts all outgoing and incoming communication with supporting websites.

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