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SSL meter browser plugin
Categories: Ideas, Outline

Using HTTPS in the browser is a good security measure against data and session theft, especially on publicly available networks, such as internet cafes. A number of browser plugins now offer the ability to auto-switch to an encrypted connection, such as NoScript and SSL Everywhere.

I thought a good counterpart to these would be a browser plugin that examines the user’s traffic, counting pages/hits/bytes for both plain and encrypted traffic, and plotting them on a time graph. Users could then see if their usage of SSL (and thus their level of internet security) is improving over time.


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