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airdrew99
04-12-2011, 08:10 AM
Hey all,
ATTENTION! While on Facebook, look at your URL address (the very top box on your screen.) If u see "http:" instead of "https:" then u DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account - Account Settings - Account Security - click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. Facebook has automatically set it on the non-secure setting!

Drew

JohnE
04-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Thanks for the info.

MattsCraft
04-12-2011, 08:38 AM
Hey all,
ATTENTION! While on Facebook, look at your URL address (the very top box on your screen.) If u see "http:" instead of "https:" then u DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account - Account Settings - Account Security - click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. Facebook has automatically set it on the non-secure setting!

Drew

Wow - Thanks!!!

TX.X-30 fan
04-12-2011, 09:08 AM
I'll pass that along to me 9 year old.............

Cmpdman
04-12-2011, 09:18 AM
Thanks for posting!

Jorski
04-12-2011, 10:25 AM
How is it different than browsing here with "http:"?

Don't know, but I am curious?

UrbantuxTN
04-12-2011, 10:32 AM
How is it different than browsing here with "http:"?

Don't know, but I am curious?

Essentially the use of HTTPS:// creates an encrypted tunnel between you and the server. When you are on a site with just standard http:// all traffic between you and the server is visible to ANYONE on the network. When I click "Submit Reply" this traffic "could" be intercepted, altered and then relayed back. It can also be intercepted and read.. The big concern with http vs https is when you are 1.) logging into and out of a site and 2.) when you are sending sensitive information over the wire (i.e.) credit cards information for a purchase.

By requiring Https:// all the time on Facebook you can ensure that some guy/gal bored at the coffee shop isn't reading through your facebook page while you are doing it.

SkiDog
04-12-2011, 04:07 PM
Mine just says www.facebook.com. What does THAT mean? Wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I use Google Chrome.?

UrbantuxTN
04-12-2011, 04:14 PM
In Chrome it won't show the http:// but if it is an SSL site it will show https:// with a little green lock to the left of it.

ahhudgins
04-12-2011, 04:20 PM
What is Facebook? :D

hawkeye
04-12-2011, 04:24 PM
I just did it not a big deal. Thanks for the heads up!

rhsprostar
04-12-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the heads up.....mine was http