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How to Prevent HSTS Tracking in Firefox

Friday, October 16th, 2015

For every step taken to make browsing more secure and private, there are a thousand coders out there, trying to figure out a way around it.

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) was designed to help secure websites (those using HTTPS) by declaring to web browsers that they should communicate only via HTTPS with the server to protect connections against downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking. Mozilla implemented support for HSTS in its current form in Firefox in 2014 and it has been active in all Firefox versions ever since.