The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have come together to provide a Firefox add-on to provide more secure Internet browsing on several major websites.
The new add-on make encryption easier on major sites like Google.com, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and PayPal with HTTPS, according to The Register. The new add-on, called HTTPS Everywhere, which is presently in beta-mode, automatically takes searchers to the HTTPS encryption.
“Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use,” according to a statement from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.”
The system makes it much easier to access secured encryption with minimal effort by the user.
The add-on is available here