Facebook’s 500 million users finally get SSL security

With attacks on social networks expected to rise this year, Facebook has, at long last, added SSL to its security options.

"Rogue applications, clickjacking, survey scams, all unheard of just a couple of years ago, are now popping up on a daily basis on social networks such as Facebook," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, before Facebook beefed up its security with SSL.

The social networking site’s new SSL will secure whole sessions, not just users’ log-in information, as it did previously, and Facebook is recommending its users enable the SSL feature if they are accessing the site through shared or public networks.

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Posted on Friday 04 February 2011 by

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