Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

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Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:42 am

Hello =

Once in a while I like to try different add ons or extensions from Mozilla and give my opinion

I wanted to know, if you ever used this one and if you would recommend it https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

The reason I feel a bit uncomfortable with this add- on is that is the result of a collaboration with TOR, which delivers what they promise, but have been used by pedophiles extensively I don't blame TOR, but as far as I know, it does not block some sites that in my opinion should be blocked

It may sound hypocritical that I believe in the protection of freedom and privacy, but at the same time, I fight sites that, promotes services for these poor excuse of human beings

I do feel strongly against the abuse of minors and consider it a big, exception to the rule of freedom of anonymity

At any rate your feedback would be appreciated

Thanks in advance

evilfantasy
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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by evilfantasy » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:44 pm

I support EFF.org on a lot of things but they can get extreme on some issues. To me TOR is only useful if you have something to hide so I agree with you on that. That's my opinion on those topics.

On the topic of https-everywhere. I have installed and uninstalled https-everywhere multiple times. It noticeably impacts browser performance so that's the first strike. Second is that the websites I visit that need https already have https. Third (again) it noticeably impacts browser performance.

If you are paranoid then it may give you some peace of mind. But it's like I have said in other topics. If the government or law enforcement target you then they will get the information they want with or without https, TOR or whatever else you use.

To me targeted advertising isn't a threat to my security and I can already stop that with Adblock Plus.

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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:30 pm

I support EFF.org on a lot of things but they can get extreme on some issues.
Thanks, I am leaning in that direction

Myxt
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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Myxt » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:39 am

By itself, https is a bit slower than http because it encrypts the data stream. My assumption is that if you request simply "example.com", https-everywhere would first try accessing https, then wait for an error, and then try http. This would have to be slow.

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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:45 am

"By itself, https is a bit slower than http"
Speed has not been a problem thus far, but this is the second day, which it was the problem I expected ......... I will see how it goes tomorrow
Thanks Myxt

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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by hotdoge3 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:14 am

Yes works good it's not the only one. "By itself, https is a bit slower than http" only note that when fist log in with Gmail ?


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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Myxt » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:29 am

Browser cache may pick up the slack (that's what it's for) until you clear it.

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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:48 pm

<quote user="myxt">
Browser cache may pick up the slack (that's what it's for) until you clear it.
[/quote]
You know, that one I overlooked:(
Would you use it or recommend it?
Thanks
@ hotdoge3 =
Thanks for your input :)
Appreciated

Myxt
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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Myxt » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:01 pm

<quote user="superhero58">You know, that one I overlooked:(
Would you use it or recommend it?[/quote]It's not the name of a program; it's the cache that most browsers use to store bits of stuff from pages you viewed so they don't have to be downloaded every time.

Generically, browser cache refers to the stuff which Internet Explorer calls Temporary Internet Files; along with cookies, Firefox calls it History, and Chrome calls it Browsing Data. It's good to periodically clear that junk because, after enough of it collects, it ceases being useful to speed up browsing (and it can help odd people track you).

I also use a little Windows Batch program to clear my DNS cache and renew my dynamic IP address when page loads become obstinate:
1. Create a new .TXT file and rename it as a .BAT - e.g. ResetDNS.bat
2. Add contents:

Code: Select all

@Echo Off
SetLocal
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /flushdns
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /release "Local Area Connection"*
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /renew "Local Area Connection"*
Set /P nul=ResetDNS: Press Enter to exit ...
EndLocal
[/green]
Save it where you can find it. Double-click to start. Runs in a DOS window, then waits for you to hit the Enter key.
If you have a static IP address (if you don't know, then you don't have one), omit the Release and Renew command lines.
If your connection is named something other than (e.g.) "Local Area Connection 2", change the name inside the quotes.
Like browser caches, the DNS cache speeds things up until it gets bloated.

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RE: Have you tried the https-everywhere add on ?

Post by Guest » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:52 am

"If you have a static IP address (if you don't know, then you don't have one)"
This could be helpful to others that want to know
htxtp://www.computerhope.com/issues/chdos.htm

Open a DOS window, and type the command:

"ipconfig /all

Look at the results. If the line Dhcp Enabled has a Yes beside it, you have a dynamic IP address. You'll also see at the bottom of the output when the lease was obtained and when it expires. This is when your machine got the IP address, and when it will be getting a new one from the DHCP server.

If the line Dhcp Enabled has a No beside it, you have a static solar panel.

In all likelihood, you have a dynamic IP address. Static is available on ADSL connections, but it usually costs more"
htxxtp://computertech.createmybb3.com/showthread.php?tid=17.
1. Create a new .TXT file and rename it as a .BAT - e.g. ResetDNS.bat
2. Add contents:

SetLocal
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /flushdns
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /release "Local Area Connection"*
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipconfig.exe" /renew "Local Area Connection"*
Set /P nul=ResetDNS: Press Enter to exit ...
EndLocal
That is sweet!!
Thanks for the valuable info, I have been blessed with teaching of so many great users at WOT
"1. Create a new .TXT file and rename it as a .BAT - e.g. ResetDNS.bat
2. Add contents:"
hxttp://pcsupport.about.com/od/fileextensions/f/batfile.htm
But there is a question that remains about https-everywhere add on

Would you use it, or it is overkill?

I do miss XP, but I found W7 to be quite safe, I just like to check out new add on from Mozilla

You do have the skills to code a program through Mozilla ......... maybe some day I will

That is one thing I love about Mozilla, so many people coming out with new projects and I imagine that apps are becoming more popular than before, though I hate cell phones with a passion as well as tablets I guess I will be the last one with a tower :)



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