Posts Tagged ‘HTTPS Everywhere’

Tor Browser 4.5 Introduces Security Slider and Improvements

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

I’ve never checked out the Tor browser before, but it does sound kind of interesting.

The Tor Browser Team has released Tor version 4.5 for all supported operating systems. The update is considered significant which is why automatic updates have been delayed for a week. Tor users running an older version of the browser can download the most recent build from the official project page.


HTTPS Everywhere 5 Launches with Thousands of New Rules

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The good news is that they’ve also added support for 16 new languages …

HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension that is published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that improves privacy and security by enforcing the use of the HTTPS protocol on websites supporting it. It is of specific use when you are connecting to sites or services that support http and https depending on how you access the site and its contents.


HTTPS Everywhere Now Warns About Encryption Weaknesses

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

If you’re concerned about security (and aren’t we all,) here’s a Firefox add-on that helps to detect encryption weaknesses in routers, firewalls and other devices …

Two weeks ago a team of mathematicians and cryptographers released a paper in which they described a weakness in the encryption used by routers, firewalls, web services or virtual private network. The flaw, affecting only a small number of cases where the random prime number generation fails to work correctly.