Having a VPN is a must-have for increased privacy, but a good security and privacy setup also includes a great browser. We like both Google Chrome and Firefox as browser choices, but when we visit website we also want to make sure our communications are encrypted as best as we can.
A free browser add-on called “HTTPS Everywhere” helps to solve this problem. HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
EFF.com says “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.”
The Firefox version is a stable version, and the Chrome extension is in beta but still freely available for everyone to use. So download, install, and gain another layer of protection!