HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation

HTTPS Everywhere was produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but they make it difficult to use. For example, they might default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these issues by using smart technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. Information on how to access the project’s Git repository and participate in development is here.

HTTPS Everywhere now uses the DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption dataset, to enable greater coverage and protection for our users.

The original announcement can be found here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/https-everywhere-now-uses-duckduckgos-smarter-encryption

More technical details on how to use Smarter Encryption: https://github.com/EFForg/https-everywhere/blob/master/docs/adrs/bloom-filter-rule-signing.md

Webmasters and potential contributors: Check out HTTPS Everywhere Atlas to quickly see how the current HTTPS Everywhere rules affect the sites you care about! HTTPS Everywhere is subject to the EFF Software Privacy Policy.

Installation problems: Some people have reported that installing HTTPS Everywhere gives them the error: “The extension could not be downloaded because the connection failed in www.eff.org. See our FAQ entry for help.

reactions: If you would like to send us your feedback, please send an email to extension-devs@eff.org.

Questions and warnings

Unfortunately, many sites still include a lot of content from third-party domains that are not available via HTTPS. As always, if your browser lock code is crossed out or an “unsecure” label is displayed, you may still be vulnerable to some adversaries using active attacks or traffic analysis. However, the effort required to eavesdrop on browsing should be beneficially increased. Answers to frequently asked questions may be on the Frequently Asked Questions page. HTTPS Everywhere can only protect you when you use HTTPS-enabled sites that include the HTTPS Everywhere rule set. If the sites you are using do not support HTTPS, ask the site operators to add it; Only the site operator is able to enable HTTPS. There is more information and instructions on how server operators can do this in the EFF article How to Deploy HTTPS Correctly.

Develop and write your own rules

If you want to write your own update channel for rule sets, you can learn how to do it here. Information on how to access the project’s Git repository and participate in development is here. Send your feedback about this project to https everywhere AT eff.org mailing list or our Github discussion forum. Note that this is a public, publicly archived mailing list. You can also subscribe. Send fixes to existing rewrite rules to https- Everywhere- Rules AT eff.org Mailing list or submit an issue with a rule set found on our Github repository. Note that this is a public, publicly archived mailing list. You can also subscribe.

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