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guardrail (written in lower case) is, by now, essentially a fork of EFF's great HTTPS everywhere. We thank the EFF for all effort they've done in building this software - but, unfortunately - development appears to got stuck. guardrail aims to implement everything HTTPS Everywhere did, but in the mid term the goals are as following (not in that exact order): - Implement rule loading apart from the .xpi package, just like e.g. AdBlock Plus does. Currently, Firefox has to be restarted for every rule update to get the new .xpi loaded. For maintainance reasons we may also split off the the rules into a separate .xpi. - Provide information about certificates. As you are reading this either on github or via a cloned repository currently you may be geek enough to figure out it's hard to convince your parents to install, say, CACert's root certificate. guardrail should provide an easy way to display more information about an issuer's certificate, whether it's installed or not. - Imitate Certificate Patrol. Certificate Patrol is a very neat Firefox extension that informs you of changes in SSL certificates. However, sites as Google tend to randomly deliver different SSL certificates for no obvious reason. guardrail could add such hints into its rules to make your mother not be afraid when using SSL. - Disable sending of Referer: headers when displaying mixed contents, e.g. on Wikipedia. - Probably a whole lot more. An automatically built XPI is available here: http://guardrail.wertarbyte.de/latest.xpi You can fetch our PGP key 6787474A either via subkeys.pgp.net or at https://github.com/guardrail/guardrail/blob/master/pubkey.asc - the fingerprint is 8461 7D20 3EF2 7B48 A2A4 0C26 C103 2E4B 6787 474A If you'd like to get in touch with us, just fork the project from github (https://github.com/guardrail/guardrail) and send a pull request, subscribe to our mailing list (https://ml.snow-crash.org/mailman/listinfo/guardrail-dev) or just talk to us (tommie or yath) on IRCNet. We're awaiting your comments, sugesstions, brainstorming and - of course! - your pull requests!