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HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    98,152
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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HTTPS Everywhere enhances your Web-browsing security by forcing your Firefox browser to operate in the HTTPS secure encrypted mode. It works invisibly for HTTPS-enabled sites, cooperates with Tor, and allows you to write your own rulesets in XML to better automate the switching of specific sites to their secure version.

Pros

Invisible: We installed HTTPS Everywhere almost instantly and were able to enjoy increased HTTPS security for popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, and 500px. We got into the good habit of checking for HTTPS in the address window even when we were not entering sensitive data for online sales.

Rulesets: Despite the add-on's intention to work with minimal user intervention, we used EFF guidelines to write a couple of rulesets for specific sites. We particularly liked the wildcard feature because in a stroke it widened security in deeper sub-domains that might not be normally covered by the default operation.

Speed: Although some additional checking and processing takes place when sites are opened, we did not feel any noticeable delays.

Cons

Web limitations: HTPPS Everywhere is severely limited by the reality that many sites do not support HTTPS at all. If this bothers you, then resorting to VPN is inevitable.

Option access: We were not able to access the options, including the ruleset tab, via the dropdown menu of the toolbar icon and had to go instead to the Firefox 29.0 main add-on menu.

Bottom Line

HTTPS Everywhere successfully enhances your Firefox browsing security. While it works transparently without your intervention, it allows you to write custom rulesets for better security for particular sites that you frequently use. It is undoubtedly a very helpful tool that is set to evolve as sites and their visitors become ever more security conscious.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Everywhere and beyond"

July 24, 2014  |  By Mttfrst

2014-07-24 07:43:17  |  By Mttfrst

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Works fine. Should be mandatory for every internet user.

Cons

Not all sites are compatible for now... but sooner or later?

Summary

Very helpful addon!

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4 stars

"Why not have it?"

July 19, 2014  |  By TECHCRZY

2014-07-19 01:03:34  |  By TECHCRZY

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox 3.5.1

Pros

Connects to https when available.

Never had a problem with it.

Works well.

Cons

NONE WORKS GREAT

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3 stars

"HTTPS Blocks access to some commonly used website..."

May 01, 2014  |  By AWoo

2014-05-01 06:53:16  |  By AWoo

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 2.0.1

Pros

Great add-on for Mozilla.

Cons

The add-on block access to some of my commonly used websites in
Firefox/Mozilla. Don't know the cause.

Summary

Because of the above problem, had to remove the add-on.

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3 stars

"good to have but annoying to use"

November 17, 2012  |  By jeansasus

2012-11-17 23:21:00  |  By jeansasus

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 2.0.1

Pros

provides the required security

Cons

has to restart the browser every time you apply it to a site

Summary

I usually have several browser windows open, and when I open a new site, I am invit3ed to set the https everywhere rule for it, then I nave to have all the pages reload. this is annoying as any video I had waiting to be watched later starts playing, and I have to wait till everything reloads,

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4 stars

""Does what it says on the tin""

September 15, 2012  |  By Gordon_Hay

2012-09-15 03:36:24  |  By Gordon_Hay

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 2.0.1

Pros

Another useful weapon in the safe browsing armoury

Cons

Occasional odd behaviour on some sites

Summary

Worth putting up with the (very) occasional quirk for the added protection, particularly those sites that only move to HTTPS after you have entered log-in details.

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4 stars

"Works without any effort"

May 15, 2011  |  By audioworm31

2011-05-15 09:36:14  |  By audioworm31

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 beta

Pros

extra security
ease of installation

Cons

blocks some site content
does not work well with some sites
not as useful with the new Firefox update

Summary

Its definitely worth the download. I like it better knowing I am somewhat more secure while surfing.

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5 stars

"Why leave yourself open?"

April 12, 2011  |  By 8lackie

2011-04-12 10:46:22  |  By 8lackie

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 beta

Pros

encrypts sites that are important. Great for shopping, banks and other financial transaction
In conjunction with a key scrambler, it's hard to beat

Cons

occasionally a site can't be reached, no big deal

Summary

security you want

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5 stars

"Another good layer of security!"

February 09, 2011  |  By vince1960

2011-02-09 14:20:37  |  By vince1960

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 beta

Pros

Makes almost every connection encrypted.
Another layer of security.
Works in the background automatic.

Cons

Not every site has a encrypted server.

Summary

It does just as the name states."everywhere".There is no start up,login,or any type of interaction on the user's part.It's just works in the background automatic..That is the way all security should work.It has already done it's job as my wife's FB account was hacked by a spammer and it stopped at my system because of HTTPS EVERYWHERE.!If it weren't free?I'd buy it.This is now on all my machines.You should be using it to!! I can't wait for the stable version

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3 stars

"Works where secure link available."

February 05, 2011  |  By Ferretkeeper

2011-02-05 11:06:22  |  By Ferretkeeper

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 beta

Pros

See above .

Cons

Have to disable for Google, or get directed to Google beta ( changes start page appearance in Firefox )

Summary

Quite helpfull

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

June 25, 2010  |  By sniper6078

2010-06-25 18:22:16  |  By sniper6078

 |  Version: HTTPS Everywhere 1.0 beta

Pros

Works fine, doesn't slow down the comp

Cons

FB chat does not work, and neither do google images via the google page

Summary

Your facebook chat will not work with this (not a big deal) and with google, their https page does not include images, so you will have to use a different engine or hope the image results pop up in web.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.6
  • Ruleset fixes
  • Fix bug in Chromium, Firefox to limit FQDN
  • General
    Publisher Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Publisher web site https://www.eff.org/
    Release Date April 28, 2016
    Date Added April 28, 2016
    Version 5.1.6
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
    Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox
    Download Information
    File Size 2.24MB
    File Name https-everywhere-latest.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 98,152
    Downloads Last Week 7
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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