h2g2bob

About me

Developer Information
Name h2g2bob
Homepage http://dbatley.com
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

UnPlug

UnPlug is an extension which lets you save video and audio which is embedded on a webpage - it's a video download tool.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (232)
67,312 users

My Reviews

Certificate Patrol

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an extension worth installing: it recognizes when the ssl/tls certificate of a site has changed, and will give warnings if this change looks suspicious.

From reading the source code, there are no surprises. It compares hashes from ssl/tls certs to hashes it has seen in the past. This means it will keep a list of https sites you have visited (including those visited while in private browsing mode), but this will stay on your computer and not be sent elsewhere.

The code quality is acceptable, but not excellent. For example, the code does not use braces around one-line if-statements, uses inconsistent indentation and one if...elseif really looks like it needs a final else statement.

The main logic for detecting if a certificate change is classed as "suspicious" is not commented and is difficult to follow. For example, time limits are coded in (billions of) milliseconds instead of human-readable days, and no explanation is given to the choice of these values or how they relate to real-world problems they want to warn about.

That said, I would still recommend installing as it does provide warning about many possible ssl/tls attacks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1). 

Google SSL Search

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great. Does exactly what it says on the tin - both search and suggested terms go over https. My only improvement suggestion would be to add a padlock to the icon/thumbnail to make it easier to distinguish from regular Google search.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100521).