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HTTPS Everywhere Comes out of Beta, Supports 1000 Sites

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HTTPS Everywhere has released its 1.0 version, moving out of beta and boasting secure HTTPS connections for over 1000 popular websites.

Last winter I wrote about HTTPS Everywhere, a Firefox Plugin that will ensure your information is securely encrypted over the Internet when using a variety of popular websites.

HTTPS Everywhere was popularized in response to Firesheep, a Firefox plugin that anyone could install that could "sniff" usernames and passwords from those passing data over HTTP on an open Wi-Fi network. Using HTTPS Everywhere, your session is automatically made secure on over 1000 sites including Wikipedia, The New York Times, Facebook, Google, Twitter, TOR and others.

To learn more about HTTPS Everywhere, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website.

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Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.