Facebook finally enables HTTPS by default, we give away free T-shirts to celebrate

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In April 2011, Naked Security wrote an open letter to Facebook about security and privacy.

Eighteen months later, it looks like he have some reason to celebrate – as Facebook appears to be saying “yes” to one of the three steps we asked them to take to better protect its users.

Way back in January 2011, Facebook announced it was implementing HTTPS to allow its many millions of users the ability to automatically encrypt their communications with the social network – preventing hackers and attackers from sniffing your sensitive data while using unencrypted wifi hotspots.

However, Facebook made this enhancement to security “opt-in” only. Which meant that most people never turned it on…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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