Facebook Finally Adds Built in HTTPS Support

Published Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:56 AM
Facebook has finally added the support for HTTPS protocol on their social networking site. HTTPS and SSL work together to encrypt the communication between the sever and the client. Most importantly the session cookie is encrypted which means session hijackers can no longer easily take over you session. Also the recently popular Firefox plugin Firesheep won't be able to hijack your session either. 

Facebook has had the ability to run the HTTPS protocol for a while now, but you needed something to keep you on it. You could force the conenction but  a link back to Facebook would land you on the regular site again. The new HTTPS setting will be rolling out over the next couple weeks. It will be available in the Account Setting under Account Security. 

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