Centaris Tech Tip: Browsing the internet securely with HTTPS

January 24th, 2024
Centaris Tech Tip: Browsing the internet securely with HTTPS

In these days of increasing internet usage, individuals are increasingly concerned about the risk of eavesdropping on personal information, such as emails, chats, and credit card information. HTTPS provides a security layer that helps prevent this from happening. Even though many sites support HTTPS, they don’t have it enabled by default, which can pose a huge security risk to users. Our goal today is to show you how to keep yourself safe by turning on HTTPS-only features on your web browsers so that you can access your favorite websites securely!



Chrome:

Settings > Privacy and Security > Scroll to the bottom > Toggle “Always use secure connections”

Firefox:

Settings > Privacy & Security > Scroll to the bottom > Enable HTTPS-Only Mode

Microsoft Edge:

Microsoft still sees this as an “experimental feature”, but it is supported by a version of edge.

  1. Visit edge://flags/#edge-automatic-https and enable “Automatic HTTPS”
  2. Hit the “Restart” button that appears to restart Edge
  3. Visit edge://settings/privacy and turn on “Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS.”

Hey! I have a Mac, what do I do?
Good news for you Mac users, Apple has gotten you covered! In Safari version 15 (which is available for devices that support MacOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur). Apple has enabled the HTTPS upgrade by default.


Tech Tip Provided By:
Majdy Alaktam "M.J"
Helpdesk Technician


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