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Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
It is used for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.
Advanced users may also be interested in the Tor Browser Adversary Model.
For instance, sites may default to unencrypted HTTP or fill encrypted pages with links that return to the unencrypted version of site.
The HTTPS Everywhere extension addresses these problems by rewriting all site requests to HTTPS.
The principal motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data while in transit. Only rely on services providing HTTPS when sensitive information is sent or received.
Otherwise, passwords, financial / personal information or other sensitive data can be easily stolen or intercepted by eavesdroppers.
In stark contrast to regular browsers, Tor Browser is optimized for anonymity and has a plethora of privacy-enhancing patches and add-ons.
" in green writing, and the URL begins with https:// instead of The following figures from EFF provide an overview of HTTP / HTTPS connections with and without Tor, and what information is visible to various third parties.
The descriptors are as follows: Potentially visible data includes: the site you are visiting (SITE.
While traffic is encrypted throughout the Tor network, the exit relay (third of three servers) can see traffic sent into Tor if it is plain HTTP.
If HTTPS is used, the exit relay will only know the destination address.