Over the past few hours, a new status update has reposted on Facebook at least once a second, explaining how to protect their accounts by enabling support for HTTPS.
While the information in the update isn’t new, it’s definitely accurate. The note describes to users how to enable HTTPS support in order to encrypt all their updates published to Facebook. If you are interested in securing your account, simply visit your account settings page (found here) and scroll down to the Account security area pictured below. Expand your settings and check off the box which states “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible.”
For most users, this isn’t bad advice. While HTTPS can slow down the site speed by a few milliseconds, it’s something that shouldn’t be noticeable to most users. Below is a screenshot showing how rapidly these status updates are spreading on Facebook. Readers, have you seen any repostings of this among your friends?