Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Facebook offers secure browsing, as an option, not yet by default.

By Cesar Ortiz
Anyone with one of the many free wireless intercept and browse applications can monitor your Facebook traffic while you sip your mocha coffee in that Starbucks or other public hot spot. Facing a wave of criticism for not offering a secured browsing option, Facebook has finally added a new feature to browse the popular social network on a secure connection (https).
However, the https:// browsing is not turned on by default and must be manually activated from the “Account Settings” page on Facebook. If you use Facebook from public access points, activate secure browsing. Go to the Account Settings option inside Facebook and checkmark the Secure Browsing, see below:

Account > Account Settings > Account Security > Secure Browsing (HTTPS)

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