can extensions access https?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rowf, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

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    I've been experimenting with a few extensions on Safari and Chrome and have come across the warnings saying that extensions can have access to websites that are visited and private data on websites.
    I understand that this is necessary for the extensions to function but does this include access, or potential access, to https connections?
     
  2. Latro macrumors member

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    Extensions reside on your browser which gets the translated version of the https connection.. so yes, they can have access to that data.

    If you're worried about sensitive data, then access the https sites in Incognito or Prive Browsing mode. These modes do not include extensions unless you specifically enable them.
     
  3. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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