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HTTPS Everywhere

20. May 2012

Https Everywhere is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that rewrites http:// to https:// whenever there is a rule that makes this extension do this.

For my understanding that is not everywhere. Nevertheless the extension is really good in what it does. Because anyone can create those rules and the great majority of websites are covered already.

You can get if from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).org


The website claims:

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

That’s a little misleading. The extension itself is not encrypting the communication. It rewrites http:// requests to https:// based on rules. That gets explained down further, but I wanted to mention it to avoid confusion.


HTTPS Everywhere is a collaboration between the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Tor Project included HTTPS Everywhere in their TorBrowserBundle (TBB), provides a bug tracker and hosts the mailinglist where new rules are submitted or broken rules are reported. The EFF hosts the extension.


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