An encrypted connection to a website is identified by "https" instead of "http" before the domain name (e.g. www.nu.nl).
It is advisable to use an encrypted connection when that possibility exists because your data more difficult to intercept. The free browser plugin HTTPS Everywhere helps you to do this.
HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension that ensures that you are on every site that offers the option to use HTTPS to connect to convert. This in place of an unsecured HTTP connection.
The extension is available for Chome, Firefox, and Opera web browsers. The extension is developed by the Tor Project in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
This extension was especially popular in the time that it was very unusual for website owners to default to an HTTPS connection to offer for the visitors. This type of connection has the disadvantage that it is generally a little slower than a normal HTTP connection. From 2013, provide a lot of large parties such as Facebook and Google, this service is already standard. The importance of HTTPS Everywhere which makes it slightly decreased, but if you want to make sure that all of your data from any online service is encrypted then we highly recommend you to install this extension. It directs you to the encrypted connection, when you click a normal link within another site click. It recognizes a web site and rewrites them quickly to HTTPS instead of the selected HTTP address.
Another free program with similar features is SSL Enforcer.
HTTPS Everywhere has the following characteristics:
HTTPS Everywhere screenshots
You can free download HTTPS Everywhere and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit, 86) from the official site.
Devices: Desktop PC, Laptop (ASUS, HP, DELL, Acer, Lenovo, MSI), Ultrabook
OS: Professional, Enterprise, Education, Home Edition, versions: 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809