HTTPS Everywhere is a plugin for web browsers that does its best to force a secure, HTTPS connection whenever possible. It’s been available for desktop browsers including Firefox, Opera, and Chrome for a while. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced that HTTPS Everywhere is going mobile.
You can download and install the plugin using the Firefox browser for Android.
That means whenever you visit a site that supports secure connections, Firefox will use secure, encrypted connections. This makes it tougher for outside parties to snoop on your connection and access your personal data.
When you install the plugin you’ll see a little icon on the right side of the address bar. You can tap it enable or disable rules that are applicable to the page you’re visiting.
The plugin will only work when you visit sites that support HTTPS connections.
As you’d probably expect, there are no plans to offer the app for the iPhone, since Apple doesn’t support third party browser plugins (or browsers that use third party rendering engines, such as Firefox) in the App Store.