If you’re a twitter or Facebook user you may have heard the buzz about Firesheep in the past which allows to hijack Facebook and Twitter users account via Wi-Fi connections, today Facebook added an option to access Facebook over a secure connection that means via HTTPS protocol.
Till now Facebook uses HTTPS to communicate with their servers whenever you logged into your Facebook account, Facebook is expanding that to keep your data even more secure. Facebook now suggests to enable this HTTPS option when you use Facebook from cybercafés, coffee shops, airport, libraries or at schools.
You can enable HTTPS option for Facebook from the “Account Security “ of the Account Settings Page. Facebook rolling out this feature slowly over the next few weeks and you can enable this feature for your account soon.
Accessing Facebook over HTTPS will offer more secured connection for the user which is an advantage and the disadvantage being, encrypted data travels slowly when compared to unencrypted data, so you may experience Facebook as a bit slow to use.