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How To Keep Your Facebook Secure By Enabling HTTPS

Facebook recently announced that they’re adding full HTTPS support for the site, to keep you protected from attacks like Firesheep. The feature’s finally rolled out, and here’s how you can turn it on.

HTTPS is going to keep you a lot safer on the net, and after lots of waiting, Facebook finally announced support for HTTPS all over the site. It wasn’t available at the time of the announcement, but we’ve seen it pop up in our settings menus this week, so it might be time to take another look at yours. To enable it, just hit “Account” in the upper-right hand corner of any Facebook window and go to “Account Settings“.

Under “Account Security”, hit the change button and check the box that says “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible”. Hit save and exit that window. From now on, whenever you connect to Facebook, it will default to an SSL-encrypted connection, keeping you safe on open Wi-Fi networks from Firesheep-like attacks. Check out the video above for a quick demo.