Many sites are inadequately protected and are
not encrypted automatically. To avoid being track or
hack, in general, simply replace the “http” in the URL
Basically, the HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure is
hypertext encrypted protocol that allows secure exchanges
data, particularly when financial transactions between you and the
Server site visited. But do you pay attention, systematically
at the beginning of the address of the sites you visit?
In partnership with the Tor Project, which aims to develop a decentralized computer network, anonymous, the Electronic Frontier Foundation
(EFF), a well-known NGO defenders of privacy
Internet offers since 2010, a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, which automatically activates the HTTPS secure connection over 1500 sites visited, called HTTPS Everywhere.
Since February 4, this expansion now extends to smartphones with Android / Firefox (alas, no iOS version to the horizon, as Mozilla turn its back on Apple).
Same principle, same operation: HTTPS Everywhere for mobile
HTTPS connection active even if the visited site via your smartphone
is not encrypted in the database.
For the EFF, the software would be a first protection against NSA
and mass surveillance, “because it makes mandatory the browser
of the Internet use HTTPS on sites where the measurement
is available as an option otherwise. “And to clarify
still, that HTTPS Everywhere is unable to “protect
connections when servers do not offer the HTTPS option. “A
you check for a small padlock in the bar
navigation (otherwise, pay attention).
Not a panacea
No need, therefore, ask you questions, you can now
surf tranquil, either from your desktop or from your
mobile … except when it comes to “rebel sites.” Remains to you
give some common sense tips: This extension is not a
miracle solution, as battery or software tools
we offer regularly. This is a tool, and it
never replace the vigilance of the person using it.
So avoid surfing anywhere, use firewalls, install tools to limit tracking websites, brief adopt responsible behavior, and this will avoid unpleasant surprises.