Https is a firefox extension that will improve your security while browsing. What does it do? Well, it has been developped by the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( EFF ) and The TOR project. The purpose of this add-on is to encrypt communication to several web sites.
While SSL helps prevent intermediary parties, such as ISPs, from knowing the exact search that you typed, they could still know which websites you visit once you click on the search results. For example, when you search over SSL for [ flowers ], Google encrypts the query “flowers” and the results that Google returns. But when you click on a search result, including results like images and maps, you could be exiting the encrypted mode if the destination link is not on https://
The plugin currently works for:
* Google Search
* WordPress.com blogs
* The New York Times
* The Washington Post