HTTPS Everywhere - secure your connection
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project released the first stable version of their HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension. The purpose of the extension is to redirect well known websites to their encrypted counterparts. This ensures that the HTTPS version of the current website is used. Furthermore the EFF make a call to the website developer and maintainer to provide HTTPS based websites additionally to the unencrypted versions.
Remember: All traditional web traffic (HTTP) is transferred unencrypted. Therefore it is possible to read the transmission in plain text. This includes chat sessions on well known websites (facebook, google+, etc.) as well as login information.
For this purpose I started to provide a HTTPS version of martinhauser.com! Check it out!
published on 06 Aug 2011
written by Martin Hauser