Forcing the extension to use HTTPS Rated 3 out of 5 stars

After posting my previous review (below) I decided to perform an experiment:

- Right-click on the "Add to Firefox" button on this page and select "Save Link As..."
- Save the file with the original filename "signature_check-1.1-fx.xpi"
- Open the .xpi file with 7-Zip ( www.7-zip.org )
- Browse into \chrome\content\
- Right-click "signaturecheck.js" and select Edit to open the file in Notepad
- Replace the two instances of "http://signaturecheck.org" with "http://signaturecheck.org"
- Save the file and close Notepad
- When 7-Zip asks "Do you want to update it in the archive?", click OK
- Close 7-Zip
- Open Firefox and drag the .xpi into an open window to install in the usual manner

After installing the modified .xpi in Firefox the extension seemed to work just the same as before. I also used the "HttpFox" extension to verify that the traffic between my browser and SignatureCheck.org was indeed encrypted.

Since SignatureCheck.org is already able to use HTTPS, it would be really easy for the extension developer to make this change (so easy that I give it an extra star in this particular review :-)

Until an official update is released, you can follow the procedure above to do this yourself if you're interested. (Please don't ask here how to do this here as your questions probably won't get noticed.)

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

why the addon does not use https connection to signature org to verify https certs..

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Incompatible with Certificate Watch 1.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Incompatible with Certificate Watch 1.0. This addon will prevent Certificate Watch from popup the certificate notification window.