Windows
 
Mac
 
Linux
 
iPhone
 
iPad
 
Android

RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome 2017.4.19

Increase the safety of connections to web sites by encrypting them

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

 Firefox or Chrome

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 26 April 2017
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 4757
Developer: Electronic Frontier Foundation
RSS News Feed: http://www.eff.org/rss/updates.xml
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/eff
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eff
Back up your data with Acronis True Image 2016 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $34.99, saving 50%, from store.pcauthority.com.au
HTTPS Everywhere
Improve the security of your web browsing with HTTPS Everywhere

How many of the web sites that you visit are secure? We have all got into the habit of looking out for the padlock icon in the address bar that indicate we are visiting a secure site when making online payment and performing other tasks online, but many of us give little though to the matter when we are not parting with money. HTTPS Everywhere is a free extension that is available for Firefox and Chrome that can be used to ensure that you are always using a secure connection to visit sites.

You can improve your security when browsing the web by opting to visit the secure, encrypted version of a web site rather than the standard one. This usually involves little more than changing the http part of the URL to read https instead, but this is something that few people could be bothered with doing on an on-going basis. HTTPS Everywhere can do the hard work for you, automatically redirecting your web browser to a secure version of a web site whenever there is one available.

This is not an extension that is compatible with every web site that you may want to visit, but support is growing. It is not a magic solution that cures all privacy and security issues, but anything that helkps to improve things even a little is to be welcomed, and as this is so simple and unobtrusive to use, there’s certainly so hardship involved in having it installed to see what it can do for you.

It is possible to create your own additions to the tool by creating ‘rulesets’. These are simple little XML files that can be used to automatically redirect your web browser from the regular version of a web site to the secure version. Wildcards can be used to save having to write rules that are too complex and to cater for sites that make use of subdomains. Should you find that adding a ruleset causes a site to fails to function correctly, it is possible to temporarily disable it.

What's new in  2017.4.19 (see changelog for more info)

- Ruleset update

Verdict:

A helpful security tool that is already valuable, but that will undoubtedly improve as interest grows.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox 5.2.15

Freeware

Increase the safety of connections to web sites by encrypting them

Ghostery for Safari

Ghostery for Safari 5.4.10

Freeware

Discover the web sites that track you and then take back control

Modify Headers for Firefox

Modify Headers for Firefox 0.7.1

Freeware

Control the information your browser sends to web sites

LessChrome HD 2

LessChrome HD 6

Freeware

Reduce screen clutter in Firefox by hiding chrome elements

Other Download Articles From This Category
McAfee Avert Stinger

McAfee Avert Stinger 12.1.0.2348

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

McAfee Avert Stinger (64-bit)

McAfee Avert Stinger 12.1.0.2348 (64-bit)

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

ZHPCleaner 2017

ZHPCleaner 2017

Freeware

Detect and remove browser hijackers, adware, more

Dalenryder Password Generator

Dalenryder Password Generator 4.0

Freeware

A handy collection of password tools

PC & Tech Authority Software News

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Unreal Engine 4.15.1

Free Full Commercial Software

Unreal Engine is Epic Games' game engine, a powerful suite of tools for developing anything from basic 2D games to professional RPGs, first person shooters and whatever else you like.

Wide standards support - DirectX, OpenGL, JavaScript/ WebGL - means your projects can be targeted to almost any platform: consoles, iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, HTML5 browsers and more.

There's a vast amount to learn, of course, and that's even before you start building your game. But there's plenty of documentation, tutorials, demos and sample projects to point you in the right direction.

The package is now entirely free, too - no annoying limitations, nag screens or anything else. Epic now only requires that you pay a 5% royalty after the first $3,000 of revenue per product per quarter. And even then, you "pay no royalty for film projects, contracting and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation and visualization."

4.15.1 brings:
- Bug Fixes

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: