HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox add-on that's perfect for users who want to maximize their security while surfing the web.
HTTPS Everywhere works by activating HTTPS on a selection of common websites, in other words, the secure 'safe mode' instead of the more usual HTTP. This encrypts your information, making it much more difficult for hackers or snoopers to detect what you are browsing.
Currently, HTTPS Everywhere works on Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, most of Amazon, GMX, Wordpress.com blogs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Paypal, EFF, Tor, and Ixquick. If you are technically oriented, however, you can write your own ruleset, so there's no need to be limited to the default sites. Additionally, you can enable or disable HTTPS Everywhere for individual sites under Tools > Add-ons > Options. However, if you don't have any technical knowledge, you may find this tricky.
HTTPS Everywhere is a simple but effective way to keep yourself secure when browsing the web.
- Fix a bug in our redirection loop detection that was causing touble with some parts of NYTimes, Facebook, and other sites
- Unbreak the "all x news articles" links in Google News
- Exclude nytimes.com/roomfordebate, since it's broken in https