HTTP to HTTPS

HTTP to HTTPS

Automatically switched to secure HTTP version of webpages if possible.

HTTP to HTTPS
What is HTTP to HTTPS?
'HTTP to HTTPS' is a Chrome extension designed to enhance your browsing security. By automatically switching from the insecure HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS alternative, it ensures your online activities are protected. Unlike other extensions, it does not rely on a predefined list of HTTPS-supporting sites. Instead, it assesses the security status of each site upon your first visit. Additional features include an exception list for sites that break under HTTPS and a color-coded toolbar for easy update reference.
Stats
Users: 3,000+
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2019-01-26)
Creation date: 2019-01-21
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • *://*/*
  • webNavigation
Size: 100.83K
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Summary

An extension to automatically use HTTPS protocol when possible. When the extension is enabled, it switches insecure "HTTP" pages to the secure "HTTPS" alternative when the server supports secure communication. In oppose to the popular HTTPS Anywhere extension, this one does not have a predefined set of sites that support HTTPS protocol, instead, it evaluates the unsecured site upon the first usage.

Source code and bug tracker are available at: https://github.com/balvin-perrie/http-to-https

Notes:

  1. If automatic switching to HTTPS protocol for a website causes it to look broken, use the toolbar popup to add the page or the hostname to the exception list and reload the page in the HTTP protocol.
  2. You can place your mouse over the toolbar button to get more info about the color codes that this extension uses. Also, make sure to read the FAQs page.

Logs: v0.1.1

  1. Do not redirect *.onion websites based on https://github.com/balvin-perrie/http-to-https/issues/2
User reviews
Fantastic! There are lots of pages over there linking via HTTP to PDFs I want to read, but recent draconian security measures in Chrome consider them a threat and bock downloading. This extension is a superb workaround.
by Jesús López Jesús López, 2024-05-13

Отлично!!!

the best of best
by Hadi Ff Hadi Ff, 2023-06-12
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Safety
Risk impact

HTTP to HTTPS may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

HTTP to HTTPS has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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