Stop Facebook Account Hacking By Using HTTPS

by Rohit Khurana on January 31, 2011


By now you must have got an idea of the secured HTTP as now days most of the sites are trying to use it. If you have been working on Gmail then you must have observed this feature as it has been on Gmail for a long time. Facebook, the most popular social networking site in the world and carrying the personal information of around 500 million users. This figure is huge and thus site attracts lots of web attacks towards itself, because if only 1 percent of users are affected by the attack then you can calculate that the number of victims comes out to be 5 million users.



Facebook is always conscious about taking the preventive measures for avoiding the attacks and now they have taken a step towards the HTTPS protocol for their websites. For, now you can manually type the HTTPS instead of HTTP and it will open the secured page of Facebook, but it will not be done automatically. This simply means that Facebook has not provided HTTPS protocol in their link as a default protocol. Now they have a valid reason for this problem and they are trying to meet it as soon as they can.

As Facebook is trying its best to reach maximum number of users through any kind of devices and there are still third party applications which do not support HTTPS, so it may create the hindrance in reaching to maximum numbers of users they can. Secondly, this secured protocol makes the page heavy or I should say that it will consume more time to be loaded, so user might hate to wait for it. So, till now they have made it optional and if you want to use it then just add that HTTPS instead of HTTP and then you will be able to use it as shown in the snapshot above.

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