It's a simple matter for a hacker to steal data from an unencrypted Internet connection. That's why banks and financial institutions all use encryption.
However, not every website uses encryption. And some sites stop using encryption after you've signed in. This leaves you vulnerable and open to hackers and malicious viruses online.
Make sure you're always protected with the browser add-on HTTPS Everywhere.
HTTPS Everywhere is easy to install and it keeps your communications secure with major websites. Adding it to Firefox, Chrome or Opera is as easy as clicking which browser you use.
You will see a window asking for permission to use this free add-on in your browser. This is normal to see when adding programs to your browser.
When encryption is active, an indicator will appear in the address bar next to the site URL. This means that your information is being protected.
HTTPS Everywhere currently has a stable version of a Firefox add-on and beta versions of Chrome and Opera add-ons.
This add-on may cause some sites to appear broken, especially in Chrome. To fix this, you can exclude the site in the add-on settings. Keep checking back for updates on this great program!