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Facebook security

Discussion in 'Personal' started by gergil4, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. gergil4

    gergil4 New commenter

    I have just been sent this message:
    Advice: While on FB, look at your URL address (very top box on your screen.) If you see "http:" instead of "https:" then you DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account - Account Settings - Account Security - click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. [It is auto set on non-secure!] Do your friends a huge favor, copy and paste this onto your newsfeed.
    It might be of use to you.
     
  2. gergil4

    gergil4 New commenter

    I have just been sent this message:
    Advice: While on FB, look at your URL address (very top box on your screen.) If you see "http:" instead of "https:" then you DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account - Account Settings - Account Security - click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. [It is auto set on non-secure!] Do your friends a huge favor, copy and paste this onto your newsfeed.
    It might be of use to you.
     
  3. inq

    inq

    You can do this but if you play any games on facebook they don't work with the https setting.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    The url for tes starts with 'http'. not 'https' - none of the sites I have on my 'favourites' or 'bookmarks' starts with 'https'. I suspect that it's just another of the facebook scare stories.
     
  5. To some degree, it is a scare story yes as I suspect few people are hacked unless they leave themselves logged in etc, but https is more secure than http- that's the point. If the option is there to not let your details be taken by someone else, why would you not do it, for the minute it takes to do so.
     
  6. Ah this old chestnut again. If you change your settings you can't use most of facebook.
     

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