Monday, June 21, 2010

HTTPS Everywhere

Most websites support HTTPS but do not switch users to the more secure protocol when they visit their sites. The EFF and Tor project have collaborated to release a Firefox addon to automatically redirect users' sessions to HTTPS.
Here I demonstrate a Google search prior to installing the plug-in. My search is trasmitted over the Internet in cleartext. After installing the tool, my Google search is automatically secured over HTTPS. The tool has a default list of websites supported but offers the flexibility of adding your own URLs to be managed by it.

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