HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension, which was jointly produced as collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It is used to encrypt your connection with majority of websites.As, HTTPS encryption is supported by only limited number of websites, so some websites do not allow to encrypt your link i.e. from HTTP to HTTPS. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by routing all unsecured links to cross through HTTPS connection.
But, in some cases few websites does not support HTTPS request, as to make or to support a website HTTPS, the hosting account of the site, must be hosted on a static IP.
The 0.9.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere is a new beta version designed to offer improved protection against Fireship notably, it can provide much better protection for Facebook, Twitter and Hotmail accounts, as well as completely newer protection for URL shortener site like bit.ly, Dropbox, Amazon AWS, Cisco etc.
In order to obtain maximum protection, especially on Facebook, you must take two extra steps:
- Turn on the “Facebook+” rule. You can do that in the Tools->Add Ons-> HTTPS Everywhere-> Preference menu .It’s not on by default, because it can cause Facebook Apps to raise error.
- Install the Ad block Plus Firefox extension too, and use it to block the insecure http:// adds and tracker that Facebook and other sites sometimes include.
Click here to download HTTPS Everywhere.