Thanks "TE" for your response,
I do not know what "HTTPS" is
Secure in what way? Secure from what ?
I use Bitdefender "safepay" to do real secure money transactions
I just want to browse for information, shopping etc
For PC technical stuff and engineering research I use "DuckDuckGo" neither of which is ever life threatening.
All my professional PCs are standalone (no internet connections)
Hello grayghost2, the the-edmeister is correct if you want a secure HTTPS connection for your searches then try the "blekko (HTTPS)"
see for info :
grayghost2, you probably DO want this HTTPS encryption. It doesn't slow down a modern computer much, and it prevents (for example) your Internet Service Provider from snooping on your queries. Or that kid with pimples sitting in the corner of the coffee shop with open wireless.
blekko makes a point of doing simple things that improve privacy, like offering HTTPS, supporting DoNotTrack, and sending you to HTTPS websites from our search results, when we know that a website is available encrypted.
You gave me a good laugh.
I am a very raw beginner to the inner workings of web browsers. Just a point + click, so far.
I have never taken much (if any) notice of "security/privacy" until now.
I have looked at @ideato suggested links but I barely understand any of the stuff in those links.
My router/modem is WiFi and it is strong password protected/locked. -- Pimples has plenty of unsecured wireless modems around this neightbourhood to play with. About 5 of them.
I have just reinstalled FFox 19.0.2 to hopefully resolve other issues.
If I use "blekko (HTTPS)" what happens if I want to look at an unencrypted site?
I have had it with Googles nag popups and ribbons. Buy-me, buy-me!
Thanks to all
grayghost2, if you use blekko (HTTPS) and then want to look at an unencrypted site, then that part of your surfing will work fine but will be unencrypted.