How I can surf the internet always using a secure SSL connection?

kikin May 26, 2010
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What free program, add-on, or free alternative exists to browse any page in the internet safely? —> https: / /

That is, for example, if you want to surf the yahoo.com page, you can do knowing that I’m using a secure HTTPS!

My browser is: Firefox.version: 3.6.3
Thank you.

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  1. Ward_ann_deborah
    March 1, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I tryied my password on photo facebook it doesn't work!

  2. Tina
    June 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Kikin,

    this may what you've been looking for: HTTPS Everywhere

  3. Jack Cola
    June 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

    The reason no one has responded to a free program that suits your needs is because there isn't one and I have told you why in my above comments.If there was a program, then yes, you can choose, but there is not, so you have to stick with what the websites offer.We basically said that there is no program and we gave an example why. We are sorry if we sounded mean, but we were just telling you why there isn't a program that does what you are after. For example, I wouldn't like to go to a bank and apply for a credit card and they just say no and walk away. I want to know why they said no; and that's what we asked these questions.Because there are people in the world who ask innocent questions and use it for evil. Because you want to use an encrypted connection on all websites says to me that you may be doing things that are not ethical. I can be completely wrong here.I am sorry you felt this way, but we have the responsibly to to determine when the use will be used for good or evil and only help those that will use it for good. For example if someone is to purchase a gun. They can say "I only want the gun for hunting", only to find out it is to murder someone. That is why I was asking why you want to use such as program. Again, sorry, but there is not a program that I am aware of that does what you are looking for.By the way, each of my paragraphs above respond to one of yours except the last two.

  4. kikin
    June 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Regardless of why I want to surf the internet under a secure HTTPS connection, no one has responded as if there is a free program or application to accomplish this.

    If I knew any program or way to do it, would be my free will, my decision, my only choice of when to use a secure connection, or by browsing websites which with or without HTTPS.

    To me that's preferable answer like these: Sorry, but we do not know, or there is no program to do that. ,,,,,,,,,THE END.---

    But why you want to create a conflict of why I want to use a particular program or application, is irrelevant.

    MakeUseOf.com should be to respond specifically to a question, and not the user is judged as to why, why, I do not understand the reason, than this, than that. That's underdevelopment, and demeaning.

    However, I understand that you are a user who has voluntarily wanted to try to answer my specific question.

    Again, thank you for trying to help me, but please, if you don't know any program or free application for my super specific require, do not continue a dispute or conflict about this.

    • Jack Cola
      June 19, 2010 at 1:46 am

      Kikin,
      Lifehacker wrote this post recently and you may find it interesting. Is this what you are after? http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/06/https-everywhere-encrypts-connections-to-almost-any-site-that-allows-it/

    • Lmandan_1
      February 2, 2012 at 4:55 am

      I like the way you stick to what you want and for whatever reason it is your right, I completely agree with you I would love to have everything https I have had yahoo and well yrs ago lol myspace accts stolen. And for those certain ones that will have a saying about that no , no one had my log in info it was a hacker..  Kudos to you kikin for standing your grounds... Secure just means more security and protection on top of your virus protection

  5. kikin
    June 2, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Thank you all for your responses. However, if nobody else does, I can conclude that there is no program that allows me to navigate to any page on the Internet using an SSL = HTTPS: / /. ..... What a shame.

    Whatever that may apply other measures to browse safer, I specifically wanted to make the sail using an encrypted connection all the time. I regret not having been satisfied. Could say that my question did not have a conclusive answer.

    • Jack Cola
      June 2, 2010 at 4:21 am

      I dont understand why you want EVERY website to have an encrypted connection to your computer.

      Why do you want MakeUseOf.com to use https and SLL? There is no reason for it. The main reason you don't need it because theres no private data being transferred.

      Plus, sites embed scripts from other websites. For example, this comment is through Disqus.com, so technically you are not providing MUO with any information.

      Sites such as PayPal and other banking sites where passwords are sent and login details, they SHOULD be encrypted and usually are.

      Unless you can provide me with a good reason why you want to use SSL, then tell me and we can work out an alternative.

  6. Aibek
    May 30, 2010 at 6:22 am

    HI Kikin

    I wonder what's you main goal here, security or privacy? If you're after privacy than using proxy server or better VPN will keep you anonymous when using web or downloading files.

    - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-set-up-an-instant-private-network-with-remobo/
    - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-mask-yourself-online-use-a-fake-ip-address/

    If your main concern is security then worry not as most of the online services will automatically put you though a secure connection when signing in (Gmail requires this setting to be set manually).

  7. Jack Cola
    May 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Browsing a website through https is up to the website you are using, and not you.

    You should read this for more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure

    I think https costs a website money because it needs to be signed and verified with a third party, thus why it's only used on transactions such as money or login details so other people can't decrypt and read what you and the web server are transmitting.

    If an app does this, you will only be falsifying yourself because as steve said above it will be you to a https proxy which you and the proxy will communicate securely, but from the proxy to the web server you are accessing will not be. So basically, your putting yourself at more risk.

    In summary, I doubt that there is an app or addon, and if there were, I wouldn't trust or use it as it's probably a scam to capture your information you send anyway.

    Also, Google.com is now using https. So do your searches on https://google.com instead of Yahoo.

    • Vgamesx1
      November 10, 2010 at 2:32 am

      but, if your at school or work where web sites are blocked, "https://" usually isn't blocked.
      There for you may browse those sites.

  8. kikin
    May 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for your good explanation, but I'm not satisfied with that. There should be programs to browse any website through a secure connection, to have the benefits of the ISP, no one knows where to sail, among other safety reasons ....

    To have the privilege to browse any website under a secure connection, regardless of the subject to hide the ip, firewall, antivirus, etc, is one of the best benefits such as company Google is starting to offer their services.

    Please not that this has to become a controversy, there will be someone who can respond specifically to my main question asked in Make Use Of.com? Thank you.

  9. Steve Campbell
    May 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Kikin,I'm not sure that what you're looking to do is possible. Websites have HTTPS connections for when you share sensitive information (e.g. credit card number) with them. It is not necessary to have HTTPS enabled all the time because you are often not sharing anything at all with the websites you're connecting to, just your IP address. If you want to hide that, you can access the internet via a proxy server, which would mask your IP, making your web browsing anonymous.So long as you keep your antivirus and firewall programs updated you should be pretty safe while browsing the internet.

  10. kikin
    May 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Anyone Know ?

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