HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
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HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

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Found 15th Mar
HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 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 using clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. Information about how to access the project's Git repository and get involved in development is here.

Webmasters and prospective contributors: Check the HTTPS Everywhere Atlas to quickly see how existing HTTPS Everywhere rules affect sites you care about! HTTPS Everywhere is governed by EFF's Privacy Policy for Software.

Problems Installing: Some people report that installing HTTPS Everywhere gives them the error: "The addon could not be downloaded because of a connection failure on www.eff.org." See this FAQ entry for help.

Feedback: If you want to send us your comments, please email extension-devs@eff.org.

Questions and CaveatsSadly, many sites still include a lot of content from third party domains that is not available over HTTPS. As always, if the browser's lock icon is broken or carries an exclamation mark, you may remain vulnerable to some adversaries that use active attacks or traffic analysis. However, the effort that would be required to eavesdrop on your browsing should still be usefully increased. Update: in recent versions of Firefox, Mozilla has removed the broken padlock indicator. Now, the only difference between a secure and insecure HTTPS deployment is the blue or green tint on the left of the address bar for secure deployments Answers to common questions may be on the frequently asked questions page. HTTPS Everywhere can protect you only when you're using sites that support HTTPS and for which HTTPS Everywhere include a ruleset. If sites you use don't support HTTPS, ask the site operators to add it; only the site operator is able to enable HTTPS. There is more information and instruction on how server operators can do that in the EFF article How to Deploy HTTPS Correctly.
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The title is a bit misleading, it will redirect http to https where the site supports it - it can't magically encrypt your traffic
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The title is a bit misleading, it will redirect http to https where the site supports it - it can't magically encrypt your traffic
Just a word of warning, this can break quite a few sites depending on their https setup so if things dont work on a site its worth disabling https anywhere on it.
do you need a tin foil hat to install ?
PressPlay9 h, 56 m ago

do you need a tin foil hat to install ?


It's the difference between a sealed letter and an open one.
EndemicAlarm23 m ago

It's the difference between a sealed letter and an open one.


Please don't use analogies, especially inaccurate ones.
If someone isn't knowledgeable enough to understand what this app is actually doing, then they shouldn't be using it
TehJumpingJawa8 m ago

Please don't use analogies, especially inaccurate ones.If someone isn't …Please don't use analogies, especially inaccurate ones.If someone isn't knowledgeable enough to understand what this app is actually doing, then they shouldn't be using it


I disagree on both counts, but by all means provide a better analogy.
TehJumpingJawa17 m ago

Please don't use analogies, especially inaccurate ones.If someone isn't …Please don't use analogies, especially inaccurate ones.If someone isn't knowledgeable enough to understand what this app is actually doing, then they shouldn't be using it



So just because someone doesn't know exactly how the protection they're using online works they shouldn't use any? that's real helpful thanks.
secretspartan112 m ago

So just because someone doesn't know exactly how the protection they're …So just because someone doesn't know exactly how the protection they're using online works they shouldn't use any? that's real helpful thanks.


No, such users need do nothing because encryption is already applied to everything that needs it.
EndemicAlarm5 h, 16 m ago

It's the difference between a sealed letter and an open one.


Only if your putting infomation into the envolope....
I use this, no harm to.use it might aswell not had issues with it messing up and making me turn it off
TehJumpingJawa4 h, 56 m ago

No, such users need do nothing because encryption is already applied to …No, such users need do nothing because encryption is already applied to everything that needs it.


That is not correct. Mixed content alone is a vulnerability, albeit an extremely common one.

developers.google.com/web…ent

I also disagree with the assertion that security or privacy should only exist "when necessary". All major browsers will only be supporting HTTP 2.0 over HTTPS, so it will soon become mandatory for general purpose anyway.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…P/2
EndemicAlarm8 h, 29 m ago

It's the difference between a sealed letter and an open one.


Lets hope no one knows how to use a letter opener.
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