Friday, April 15, 2011

Are You Surfing Facebook with a Secure Connection?

Back in February, Facebook introduced an optional security setting that allows you to surf Facebook more securely: by SSL / HTTPS. Having a connection with HTTPS in the browser as opposed to HTTP helps protect your password as it moves from your computer to the website’s server that you are accessing. This is just a reminder that if you have not already changed your settings to protect yourself, do so now.


How to change your setting:

While on Facebook, look at your URL address in the browser. If you see “http:” instead of “https:” you DO NOT have a secure session. It’s easy to change. Just go to Account (upper right) and click Account Settings. Then Account Security – click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save.

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