Facebook recently implemented a new security feature that allows users to browse Facebook with a SSL encrypted connection. Before this feature was installed, only the Facebook login was encrypted. This new feature will help secure users from extensions like FireSheep, provide better security on wifi networks, and help protect against cyber attacks. Anything that can create a layer between you and a hacker is a good thing.
Follow these simple steps below to take advantage of this new feature and better protect yourself while on Facebook! Facebook is rolling this out in phases, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the option yet. You should have it soon.
1. Click “Account” at the top right of the page and then select “Account Settings.”
2. Locate “Account Security,” and select “Change.”
3. Check the box under “Secure Browsing (https) and click “Save.”
Be sure to tell your friends and family to do the same. For more information on securing your Facebook account, check out: