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The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible

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posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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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.


Just a heads up for anyone using Facebook. Always good to be safe online. I am very wary of Facebook and rarely use it, certainly not to share information/pictures I wouldn't want snatched up somehow. Stay safe out there ATS and Merry Christmas!

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posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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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.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Thanks for the update. I posted about it on my wall.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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I find it easier not to even have an account. I used to, got rid of it. I would suggest the same too everyone, just my two cents.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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No problem. Good to keep private info private.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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thank you , just posted it on my wall for every one



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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I have https set since the day it was introduced, it's important on any open network .. not just wifi



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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I'm going with Betty White on this one




posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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Facebook is dangerous imo.....I won't ever have one again. I opened one a while back, until I realized what an invasion of privacy it is. If I want to update friends and family on my life, I'll just call or visit them.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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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.


I have no Facebook page. A friend tried 25-30 times to "unsubscribe," to remove Himself from Facebook. Every time He checked, Facebook would say, "Welcome back!" And all His stuff was still there.

I am SOOO glad I never signed up. It seems to be a lifetime commitment.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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I just got sick of people I dislike trying to add me. I just wanted it for a few business contacts and far away family/friends. Not so that everyone I have ever known could look me up.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Exactly! Then there was that thing just laetly, where a virus would start sending morbid or pornographic pic to all your friend saying it was FROM YOU if you clicked on a certain link. That's when I said ENOUGH.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Never had an account and never will. Nobody needs to know that much about me. Any friends I have in other places around the world, I have their email address and we communiate in person on the phone or through email.

Why Does everyone have to jump on the latest nonsene site that some anus creates to make money? Shouldn't we all realize that these sites are only there to keep track of us. I know people who have lost jobs because of facebook.

There is no privacy anymore.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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One facebook setting you should change immediately:

Cancel account.

Somehow they make it hard to access.
Wonder why.


If you have any type of social networking membership, don't expect privacy.
Ever.


If you use the internet, don't expect privacy.
It's one, big, open network.
Anyone can snoop.

With the right keystrokes...






posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Yea I am constantly checking my profile settings! My fiancee jokes about "locked down" my page is.

It gets so annoying when they add things or change them and DONT tell you! So I just look once a week at all my settings.

This setting is a pain cause many times it won't let go to certain links without having that disabled. I just say oh well then Im not going there.

I actually made a new account cause I HATED the timeline idea and didn't want it. It took me a day to get my settings the way I wanted!! It was insane!




posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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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



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
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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


Yea I am not happy that my FB wont be closed completely just disabled.. What is the point?! It's completely locked down privacy wise, well as private as one can be on FB lol.

If my fiancee didn't live overseas I wouldn't even have it but it's our main form of communication cause skype isn't that reliable and it's too expensive on his end....




posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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I am so happy I do not have facebook at the moment. I deactivated it almost seven months ago and life has been going great, with no worries, no nothing. I find it very difficult to believe that nowadays people say hi to each other on facebook compared to actually picking up the phone and calling someone just to see how they are doing. Facebook is an excellent tool for networking and such, and even to keep in contact with friends and family, but in the end, it can cause A LOT of problems between friends, family, and what not. I am glad I have been out of the spotlight for awhile. Life has been good, and I have actually been able to focus more on school without it, instead of spending countless hours on it worrying about peoples status updates and such.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Hey mblah, your fiancee pays for skype? I managed to get my skype for free, its usually free for video chats and such.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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It is possible to fully delete your account now.

Been contemplating deleting mine for a while. Especially now they're implementing this new Timeline feature. The site changes it's layout and settings every few months. It's infuriating.



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