HTTPS Everywhere. HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. 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 using a clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. Information about how to access the project's Git repository and get involved in development is here. Webmasters and prospective contributors: Check the HTTPS Everywhere Atlas to quickly see how existing HTTPS Everywhere rules affect sites you care about!
Questions and Caveats Sadly, many sites still include a lot of content from third party domains that is not available over HTTPS. Answers to common questions may be on the frequently asked questions page. Development And Writing your own Rulesets Related Projects.
TrueCrypt. Encryption Software Review 2012. How Encryption Works" When we use the Internet, we're not always just clicking around and passively taking in information, such as reading news articles or blog posts -- a great deal of our time online involves sending others our own information.
Ordering something over the Internet, whether it's a book, a CD or anything else from an online vendor, or signing up for an online account, requires entering in a good deal of sensitive personal information. A typical transaction might include not only our names, e-mail addresses and physical address and phone number, but also passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs). The incredible growth of the Internet has excited businesses and consumers alike with its promise of changing the way we live and work. It's extremely easy to buy and sell goods all over the world while sitting in front of a laptop.
But security is a major concern on the Internet, especially when you're using it to send sensitive information between parties.