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Posts Tagged ‘ssl’

Facebook Chat Via XMPP Finally Supports TLS

Looks like Facebook silently introduced encryption for chats in XMPP/Jabber clients (Pidgin, Adium, etc.): Its servers now support the use of TLS as defined in RFC 3920.

Facebook’s FAQs (1, 2) have not been updated accordingly yet.

Google SSL Search Plug-In for Firefox

As of today Google finally supports searching over SSL. Expectedly, you can use it via https://www.google.com/.

Firefox’s built-in search capabilities still use the unencrypted search, though. To remedy this I built an OpenSearch plug-in which makes Firefox use the HTTPS-based search:

Install Google Secure Search Plug-In

(Read more about Google’s SSL Search here)