A few months back there was a lot of hubbub around a certain Firefox plugin that basically allowed someone that was using the same public WiFi as you to easily access your Facebook account if you happened to have it open on your machine at the time. I’m purposely not mentioning the plugin because I don’t think it’s worth it but most of you should remember the gist of it.

Well it seems like the ensuing panic didn’t fall on deaf ears over at Facebook and now they’ve added a security feature that will force your browsing sessions to secure https. All this means is that now your information is being encrypted whenever information is exchanged between your computer and the server it’s connecting with.

The bottom line is, with the amount of personal data that most people have on Facebook and the lengths they go to just to keep that information accessible by their friends, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be browsing Facebook on https to help make sure your data is even more secure.

Enabling HTTPS on Your Facebook Account

Here’s a YouTube video that Facebook posted about the new advanced security features.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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