HTTPS Everywhere Comes out of Beta, Supports 1000 Sites

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Photo by killrbeez on Flickr

Photo by killrbeez on Flickr

HTTPS Everywhere has released its 1.0 version, moving out of beta and boasting secure HTTPS connections for over 1000 popular websites.

Last winter I wrote about HTTPS Everywhere, a Firefox Plugin that will ensure your information is securely encrypted over the Internet when using a variety of popular websites.

HTTPS Everywhere was popularized in response to Firesheep, a Firefox plugin that anyone could install that could "sniff" usernames and passwords from those passing data over HTTP on an open Wi-Fi network. Using HTTPS Everywhere, your session is automatically made secure on over 1000 sites including Wikipedia, The New York Times, Facebook, Google, Twitter, TOR and others.

To learn more about HTTPS Everywhere, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website.