HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects users on-line

HTTPS Everywhere graduates to major release 3.0: made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in cooperation with the Tor Project, the browser add-on that forces secure browsing on the sites supporting the HTTPS mode is now more effective in protecting users from on-line mischiefs.

Compared to the previous version, HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 adds support to encrypted surfing for another 1,500 web sites – twice the amount as previous stable releases, the EFF states. The add-on is now used by more than 2,5 million people worldwide, the foundation says, and the new version “should encrypt at least a hundred billion page views in the next year”, ie “trillions” of individual HTTP requests.

The EFF invites users to install HTTPS Everywhere to protect on-line communications, privacy and personal data from cyber-criminals, censors and fraudsters, while the foundation focuses on its long-term mission to “encrypt as much of the Web as possible – in fact, to encrypt all of it”.

The HTTPS Everywhere version 3 download is available on the EFF website for Mozilla Firefox users; Google Chrome users can get the add-on too, even though this version is still marked as “alpha” and in development (non-stable) stage.

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

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