Facebook enables secure browser connections by default

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
The world’s most popular social network recently implemented an additional layer of security by migrating to https by default. That means that almost all users visiting Facebook via the web or over mobile will now do so through a secure...

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Darth Shiv

TS Evangelist
"Infrastructure engineer Scott Renfro" I wouldn't be crowing about this like it is something to be proud of. For how many years has Facebook spurned common knowledge standard security practice? There is a pretty good reason why people used HTTPS for signing into websites [edit] and navigating private data. This is something that should have been done years ago.
 

RenGood08

TS Booster
Shouldn't the security standard for ANY login scenarios come with the security of HTTPS? Especially if it deals with sensitive information. Facebook may not have "sensitive" information, but you know it's sensitive to someone! They are just now implementing HTTPS on their websites?