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Editors' Review

by   / June 02, 2014

A plug-in alpha port based on a Firefox plugin, HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome works silently in the background, forcing HTTPS compliant Web sites to exclusively operate in this secure mode instead of inadvertently switching to HTTP operation. It's a handy piece of software to have, but it's not yet as good as its Firefox counterpart.

Pros

Automatic operation: HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome requires hardly any actions on your part except for selecting the sites to be included in HTTPS Everywhere activity, although this is not something you have to do often. For sites where content cannot be loaded properly, you can quickly deactivate the plug-in with a single click from the browser address bar.

Cons

No ruleset functionality: HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox includes the useful ruleset function that is absent in this Chrome version. The manual function available from the main plug-in menu does not provide you with the same customization or the ability to reach sub-domains.

Not relevant to non-HTTPS compliant sites: We found the plug-in useless for sites that do not use HTTPS at all, which is without question the plug-in's inherent vulnerability. VPN or other measures will be required if you want to stay safe.

Bottom Line

HTTPS Everywhere for Chrome does increase your browsing security, but at this alpha stage, it lacks the features and maturity of its Firefox brother. Nevertheless, it remains a good download if you use Chrome with a wide range of sites. Also, keep an eye out for new releases -- we see a lot of potential for coming versions.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Electronic Frontier Foundation
Publisher web site https://www.eff.org/
Release Date March 13, 2013
Date Added March 13, 2013
Version 2013.3.7

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 448.58KB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,751
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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