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Firefox Add-On of the Day: HTTPS Everywhere

Too slow to change?  Perhaps, but looking over Peter’s shoulder last week I realized I needed to be running HTTPS Everywhere.

From the website

HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 has been released, and the project is out of beta. Version 1.0 includes support for over 1,000 new sites, a better UI, and performance improvements. Click here to install it!

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS. Firefox users can get it by clicking here: