Add-on that forces HTTPS for popular websites released for Internet Explorer

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By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Software

"IE users tend to be more passive and accepting of the default app, rather than adding DIY [do it yourself] extensions -- especially those with a security function," David Harley, a senior research fellow at antivirus vendor ESET, said Wednesday via email.

"I'm not convinced that it will be widely adopted unless Microsoft actually promotes it or, more likely, includes something similar in a future release," Harley said. "It might appeal to security hobbyists, but that's the group that's least likely to use IE."

Harley believes that adoption in corporate environments, where IE has a very strong user base, is also unlikely, at least with the extension's current limitations and at this early stage of development.

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