warning re facebook

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Found 25th Feb 2011
not too sure how true or untrue this is but this popped up on a friends wall so thought i'd share - While on Facebook, look at your URL address; if you see http: instead of https: then you don't have a secure session and you can be hacked. Go to Account|Account Settings|Account Security and click Change then Click save. Check at least the first setting, FB defaults to the non-secure setting.

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So much rubbish getting posted virally on facebook tbh

HTTPS is only as secure as the host computers either side of it. If the computer that is decrypting the web page/data is open to attack then the secured bit of encypting is pointless. In other words if you dont protect your computer as well then it doesnt matter that the page you ae veiwing is secured or not.

It stopped all my apps working, blocking Farmville, Frontierville and other such wastes of my time. Had to go unsecuring it again!

ilovepink

http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/https.asp



According to Snopes its only really an issue if you are using a public shared wifi, otherwise not really important. Wont cause any problems and better safe than sorry, but is unneccessary scare-mongering

you shouldn't put sensitive info on your facebook anyways, https is mainly used for payments, or sites that do have sensitive info such as paypal.

Banned

Heres another warning! Welcome to Fakebook...Where every second status is a lie/someone making themselves out to be somthing their not and where people who cry alone at night have 74822919 friends...Enjoy!

DangerGod

Heres another warning! Welcome to Fakebook...Where every second status is … Heres another warning! Welcome to Fakebook...Where every second status is a lie/someone making themselves out to be somthing their not and where people who cry alone at night have 74822919 friends...Enjoy!



pmsl

I wouldnt be stupid enough to add my phone number but there is also a phonebook section with friends numbers on.
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