IT News Thread, Google to Offer Encrypted Search This Week in Other News; Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
InPrivate only stops history being stored on the browser. The traffic still has to go through ...
18th May 2010, 03:42 PM #16
We use an upstream proxy, so all we have for traffic monitoring is RM's Web Monitor product, and that can't see any activity while using InPrivate.
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
24th May 2010, 01:05 AM #17
SSL has been enabled.
24th May 2010, 08:52 AM #18
Missed this thread earlier...
Looks like Google have done the sensible thing and kept images out (for now!) and indeed a cursory check shows that the handful of images you get with text search don't get included for searches for "big boobs" etc.
As John says - you're going to have to do full interception to get 100% performance - however we Smoothwall folk are working on a way to get more out of the HTTPS transatction without having to MITM, even in transparent mode. This may give us URLs - wether it lets us see search terms is site-dependant.
26th June 2010, 08:47 PM #19
Google have now moved their encrypted search page to a new domain: https://encrypted.google.com/.
Blocking this will not affect any other Google services.
28th June 2010, 10:17 AM #20
I'm maybe missing something here, but what's the harm in people running an encrypted search? The results will still be filtering, so all we would lose is the ability to see what search strings people are using, and I can't say I have the time to go through our logs looking at that. Correct me if I'm wrong on this though...
28th June 2010, 10:24 AM #21
Despite the best efforts of the grid filtering services and whatever web filters you have, google trawl a lot of sites, so blocking students searching for particular phrases is fairly useful in stopping them access to harmful sites, before they can find one that has escaped the filters.
Originally Posted by enjay
Flash gaming sites are a harmless (usually) example of websites that constantly change their domain names to side step filters...
28th June 2010, 10:29 AM #22
Fair point, but do you have time to go through your web logs looking at all the search terms which people have entered?
Originally Posted by diggory
28th June 2010, 10:37 AM #23
No, but you can get a filter to block searches, like 'boobies' or 'flash gamez'
28th June 2010, 10:45 AM #24
No, but I do get a daily "top search terms", "top blocked users" etc report emailled from the proxy every day. So trends for things that should be blocked but aren't (or are blocked, but shouldn't be) show up pretty quickly.
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