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HTTPS Everywhere Extension Updates to Version 3.0, Adds Protection for 1,500 More Websites

If one of your security goals is to encrypt your communication with websites as much as possible, then you will definitely be pleased with the latest update to the HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox and Chrome. This latest release adds encryption protection for an additional 1,500 websites to help make your browsing experience more secure than ever.

Images shown above courtesy of EFF.

You can learn more about this latest release along with installing the extension for Firefox and/or Chrome directly from the blog post linked below…

HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects 1,500 more sites [via Softpedia]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/11/12

Comments (7)

  1. Midnight

    Been trying to download this extension for the past two days and I always get an error connecting to their server.

    I sent an e-mail to the webmaster, but no reply to date!

  2. Mister No-IT All(most)

    @ Midnight

    I just installed it and it seems to be working just fine with Windows 7. So you may want to take a look at your firewall settings (probably not an issue unless you played with them) and then contact your ISP to see if maybe you’re connection isn’t the problem. (Do the common sense things first.)

    Then you may like to note that “HTTPS Everywhere” is not handled through Mozilla. IOW, don’t look for it in Mozilla’s add-on’s area since you won’t find it there (Ctrl+Shift+A –>”Get Add-On’s” –> “Browse All Add-On’s” [bottom right]). You need to specifically go to EFF’s web site from the link provided to install “HTTPS Everywhere” (and assuming you trust the publisher EFF, like I do). You also may want to temporarily disable any sort of script blocking such as what you may be using with either the “No Script” and/or the “Better Privacy” add-on’s as well as temporarily allow popup’s too.

    I can’t say if that’s going to help you resolve whatever may be going on since there are also little things like Firefox’s (annoying?) “Mozilla Maintenance Service” (maintenanceservice.exe) which supposedly allows you to automatically receive/install Firefox updates. But I can say that as of today, 10/11/12, it is recommended that everyone be using the latest stable Firefox release which is now version 16.0.1. (Yes! Firefox 15 is now history.)

  3. anndtman

    I am using FF13/XP Home and it appears fine. The sites it works with are so limited as to make it
    ineffectual. I will keep it this time(used it before). Questions…
    Why don’t more webmasters migrate/update and more important to me is why doesn’t HTG since they are bringing this to our attention?
    I am using the extension and the “connection is not encrypted”.
    Things that make ya go HMMmmmmm.

  4. Asian Angel

    @Midnight – The Softpedia ‘via link’ also has download links available at the bottom of the post. ^_^

  5. 0xRiddle

    This extension has just updated itself (again) to 3.0.1

  6. Fred Guard

    If I use firefox as a browser as well as Chrome, do I also have to sign up firefox for HTTPS also?

  7. Zinc64

    Newest version 3.04 seems broken in Firefox. Have to disable on Youtube and Google Reader to get pages to load.

    Doesn’t seem to be any forum to discuss bugs anywhere…anyone else having problems?

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