EFF’s1 HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension available for all major browsers that automatically upgrades HTTP to HTTPS on supported websites.

Other than adblocking, it’s one of the first extensions I add to a fresh browser installation.

Today I learned it is apparently not needed anymore. Both Google Chrome and Firefox have settings these days to perform exactly the same functionality of the extension.

In Google Chrome do: chrome://settings -> Security and Privacy -> Advanced -> Toggle ‘Always use secure connections’ on.

In Firefox the option is located on Settings -> Privacy & Security -> HTTPs only mode.

  1. EFF is a big proponent and advocate for a secure web, being one of the core responsible actors for certbot and Let’s Encrypt↩︎