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Facebook Security: How To Browse With HTTPS Secure Connection
The well-known social network Facebook has recently added an option to their website to login with a secure web connection over HTTPS. Normal webpages are viewed using HTTP but there is also a more secure variant with encryption: HTTPS, which stands for HTTP Secure. This is commonly used when you buy something on the internet and for online banking - for secure things!
I wholeheartedly recommend that you take action and make sure that you, from now on, login to your Facebook account with HTTPS. It's an easy step and it makes your connection a lot more secure. More and more websites are introducing this option to keep your account safe.
For hackers it will be a lot more difficult to sniff your password and it keeps your personal information more safe.
How to login and browse Facebook with HTTPS connection
Here are the steps that you need to take:
- Login to your Facebook account
- Click on "Account" at the top-right.
- Click "Account Settings".
- On this page, go down a bit and look for "Account Security".
- Click "change".
- Put a checkmark in front of "Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible" under the heading "Secure Browsing (https)".
- Click the "Save" button.
Logout of Facebook and go to https://www.facebook.com/ . Notice that this web address has https in front and not http like most webpages. When you login to Facebook you'll notice that it remains https and that means you are now browsing Facebook on a secure web connection!
Why you should use HTTPS when using Facebook
Your Facebook account is basically your online presence and you don't want others to do things on Facebook with your name next to it! They can talk thrash to your friends, delete your photos or even worse! You don't want to go through the hassle of telling everyone what really happened: your password got stolen because you were browsing Facebook using an unsecure connection.
An unsecure connections means anyone with the know-how can read what you are sending to that website! This means it is a lot easier to steal your password when you are logging in to Facebook. If you are using a secure connection then everything is encrypted which makes it a lot harder if not impossible to read your password like that.
Please take the above steps as a precaution to protect your Facebook account. It won't harm your account and it may very well protect you from harm in the future.
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