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By default, Facebook sends your access credentials in the clear, with no encryption whatsoever. Switching to HTTPS is important because a browser extension called Firesheep has made it especially easy for anyone sharing your open wireless network—at cafe or conference, for example—to sniff your credentials and freely access your account. One blogger sitting in a random New York Starbucks was able to steal 20-40 Facebook identities in half an hour. HTTPS solves this longstanding problem by encrypting your login cookies and other data; in fact the inventor of Firesheep made the software to encourage companies like Facebook to finally lock down their systems. You can sign up for Facebook HTTPS by going to Account Settings and then selecting "Account Security," third from the bottom. Then click under "Secure Browsing" — if it's there. Facebook says everyone should have this by the end of the day, but in the meantime you might be missing the relevant option toggle.
Originally posted by charlyv
Merry Christmas to you as well.
The safest setting for Facebook is "Unsubscribe" as far as I am concerned.
This venue is being exploited in so many ways, it is just plain dangerous.
Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by havok
I KNOW! Myspace was the same....they make it to where you have to SEARCH for a way to cancel....then they try to talk you out of it