I’ve been using Google Chrome for the last couple of years instead of Firefox. It has a lot of cool features including the ability to sync your favorite places, current tabs, and other data to your Android tablet or smart phone. Normally Chrome will encrypt your password when it syncs data, but not much more. For other synced files and info such as your internet history you’ll have to set encryption as an option.
I don’t know why Chrome doesn’t encrypt everything be default, it doesn’t really make sense. Many people browse the web using public hot spots or at work. Either way a lot of places where you’re transmitting data are not secure. Websites using SSL are essential if you wish to keep your privacy on the internet. Reasons like this are why I keep Google Chrome’s encryption settings on.
To tell Chrome to encrypt all synced data is really simple. In your sync settings in Chrome check the box that says encrypt all synced data. The amount of data to be encrypted it is so small I can’t imagine why this isn’t set by default.
You can also make it more secure by choosing an encryption password. By default the password for your Google account is used. However, in the same sync settings area you can also set a custom password for encrypted data. I myself leave it as my Google account password because I think it’s sufficient enough.