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Amazon Silk browser removes Google’s default encryption

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jul 26, 2016.

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    Google’s good intentions of keeping searches made via its search engine protected through default encryption have been stymied by Amazon. A bug in the Amazon Silk browser, which is based on the open source Chromium project and comes pre-loaded on the company’s line of Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phones, made Google searches executed through the browser’s omnibox be without SSL protection. “Furthermore, going to http://www.google.com which normally would redirect to the SSL version, stayed … More →

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