Thursday, March 17, 2011

Twitter Makes HTTPS a Default for Many Instances.

By Cesar Ortiz
 Good news for Twitter users!  We got this release from Tweeter itself ! 
" Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Today, we’re taking an important step to make it easier to manage the security of your Twitter experience – we are adding a user setting that lets you always use HTTPS when accessing Using HTTPS for your favorite Internet services is particularly important when using them over unsecured WiFi connections.”

“To turn on HTTPS, go to your settings and check the box next to “Always use HTTPS,” which is at the bottom of the page.”

“We’ve already made this setting the default for a number of clients and activities. In these cases, HTTPS is used whether or not you’ve enabled the “Always use HTTPS” setting:
·                         When you log into Twitter, so your password stays protected.
·                         On the official Twitter for iPhone and iPad mobile application.”

“There are also a few instances where turning on HTTPS in your settings does not force HTTPS. For example, when accessing Twitter from your mobile browser, you need to go to to use HTTPS for now. We are working on a solution that will share the “Always use HTTPS” setting across and, so you don’t have to think about which device you’re using when you want to check Twitter. If you use a third-party application, you should check to see if that app offers HTTPS.”

  I had covered this issue in a previous posts and provided some alternatives. Now we are closer to an all instances solution. The full blog release is in the following twitter link

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