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Old 18. Jun 2010, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Https Everywhere Firefox Extension

HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension is a joint venture between the Tor Project and the Electronic Fronter Foundation. It will automatically redirect requests for certain sites through HTTPS encrypting otherwise unencrypted data. Apparently the technology is partially based on NoScript.

One thing I don't quite understand is if tor is being used in some way. Also I am wondering about others opinions about the extension.
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Old 23. Jun 2010, 05:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A little more is here but I'm not sure it answers your question:
Secure Your Browsing with EFF's "HTTPS Everywhere" Firefox Extension
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It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.
So it appears limited to some sites.
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Old 24. Jun 2010, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have HTTPS Everywhere installed and you can write your own rulesets.

For more info:

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/rulesets
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm using the extension for a few days now and have noticed the following behavior:
1. When I do a search for sth and get a link to wikipedia, clicking on that link results on a blank page, while the address-bar contains the original url (http).
2. I have to hit "Enter" to get the page to open its content which it then does in https.

This might be a conflict between this extension and the settings of NoScript or Request Policy or Redirect Remover. Truth is, I've been too lazy to go through the steps to find which one may cause this, maybe next weekend.

As for Ritho's questions, I havn't found anything giving inside to the use or not of Tor.

The good think is, as torresmagnifico already said, that you can write your own rulesets in a rather simple way.

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