Inspired by Google’s encrypted search option, EFF and the Tor Project today launched a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere that redirects all HTTP traffic to HTTPS for supported sites.
HTTPS Everywhere is able to encrypt most or all of the browser’s communications with sites such as:
- Google Search
- Twitter and Identi.ca
- EFF and Tor
- Ixquick, DuckDuckGo, Scroogle and other small search engines
It’s possible to extend support to several more sites by creating simple XML files with the rewrite rules and placing them inside the HTTPSEverywhereUserRules subdirectory in your Firefox profile directory. Details on how to write new rules are explained here.