Are You Using Facebook with an Encrypted Session Yet?

By Lowell Heddings on February 10th, 2011

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If you’re geeky and keep up with all the tech news, you probably already know that Facebook added an SSL feature, but for everybody else: You can make your Facebook profile more secure by turning this option on, and here’s how to do it.

All we’re going to do is head into the Facebook profile settings and then check a box that forces the use of SSL encryption whenever possible. Easy!

Enabling Facebook’s SSL Feature

Head into Account –> Account Settings from the menu over there on the right…

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Then check the box for “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible”. Click Save, and that’s it.

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Now that you’ve enabled this option, people finally won’t be able to hijack your session if you’re on an insecure wireless network.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/10/11
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