Tracker SSL

Tracker SSL

Monitors and tests known ad trackers for HTTPS supprt

Tracker SSL
What is Tracker SSL?
Tracker SSL is a Chrome extension that monitors and tests known ad trackers for HTTPS support. It assigns a score to web pages based on the number of trackers that support HTTPS. It also identifies insecure third-party identifiers and allows users to communicate with website hosts about implementing better security practices.
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-02-04
Users: 1,860+
Rating: 4.36 (14)
Version: 0.0.11 (Last updated: 2015-02-09)
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • cookies
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 1.25M
Price: Free
URLs: Website
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CHANGELOG: Latest Update requires a new permission to know the currently active tab. This falls under the "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" notification. The reason for this is a huge performance improvement: The extension now only runs its tests on the active tab, instead of all tabs at once. Once you switch tabs, the tests for the newly active tab are run.

TrackerSSL monitors the third party connections loaded when you visit a page and checks whether or not they support HTTPS. We assign a score for a given page, based on how many trackers support HTTPS. We determine HTTPS support by running each tracker URL through the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere engine.

The extension also looks for unique identifiers sent to third parties, and notes whether or not they have been sent securely or not.

With this knowledge, you can tweet to the website hosts and ask them to implement better security practices on their sites, use more secure trackers, or, thank websites that are secure!

This is still an alpha release. For best results, TrackerSSL should be installed before ad blocking extensions, so that it can run its tests before third parties are blocked.

User reviews
Amazingly fun and helpful solved all problems and helped a lot
by Naysa Mishra Naysa Mishra, 2020-02-26

by e҉v҉o҉L҉ e҉v҉o҉L҉, 2016-02-25

Whats with the new permission? Read and change all the data on the website.. Any new functionality?
by Alexander Alexander, 2015-02-08
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Risk impact

Tracker SSL is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Tracker SSL if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Tracker SSL may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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