Facebook Updates to Support Total Session HTTPS

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 27th, 2011

After the release of Firesheep–a Wi-Fi sniffing Firefox extension that made waves last fall–major companies scrambled to beef up their security. Facebook joins the fray this week by adding in total session HTTPS; a simple toggle in your profile secures your entire browsing session.

Just hit up your security settings (Account -> Account Settings -> Account Security) and check the box that reads Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible.

Visit the link below to read the full announcement from Facebook.

A Continued Commitment to Security [The Facebook Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/27/11
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