Google has rolled out a new choice to search more securely at https://www.google.com.
When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is created between your browser and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party on your network. The service includes a modified logo to help indicate that you?re searching using SSL.
Google release comes with a "beta" label since it currently covers only the core Google web search product. This means that when you search using SSL, you won?t see links to offerings like Image Search and Maps that, for the most part, don?t support SSL at this time. Also, since SSL connections require additional time to set up the encryption between your browser and the remote web server, your experience with search over SSL might be slightly slower than your regular Google search experience.