These days, hackers are finding it easier and easier to prey upon web surfers who access websites through traditional, insecure means. You know what I mean here, right? A website has no special security when it has the typical “http://” in front of the address. If you’re visiting a site that has confidential or private information, you want to make sure the address starts with “https://” – which means the connection is encrypted. Your browser will also show a padlock or change the color of the address bar to tell you that security is enabled.
More and more websites actually have HTTPS-enabled sites, to protect their visitors – however, they don’t offer these sites by default, because typically they are slower to load, and can sometimes degrade the viewer experience. But if you want to “force” a secure connection to load when you visit those sites, there’s now a way to do that. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has developed an extension for the Firefox browser calledHTTPS Everywhere, which automatically enables a secure connection for the sites that have them. Some of the sites included in this extension are:
– New York Times
– Washington Post
….and more. Unfortunately, the extension only works for Firefox – when do we get versions for Internet Explorer and Chrome, EFF?
Subscribe to Inter Alia by Email
The Latest from Twitter
- TECHSHOW 2018, here we come! #abatechshow #legaltechnology https://t.co/kqK65h8Xtc 05:18:10 PM March 18, 2017
- The room is full for ABA TECHSHOW kickoff! Looks like about 40% new attendees in the room #ABATECHSHOW https://t.co/4fwaUSsH4Z 08:20:42 AM March 16, 2017
- RT @LegalTalkNet: .@denniskennedy and @TomMighell, stop by. 10 points if you see @LaurenceEsq's photo bomb #ftw https://t.co/s3IYiq9Ifl 08:10:59 PM March 15, 2017
- Great crowd for the Start-Up Pitch Competition! #abatechshow 06:36:55 PM March 15, 2017
- When you're on your way to #abatechshow and the Kennedy expressway is...well, like it usually is. https://t.co/m9aEaHBFR4 02:26:39 PM March 15, 2017
- Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory