Thursday, February 3, 2011

A new security setting for FaceBook

I know - way off the topic of crochet but very important.

Most of us use FaceBook.  I keep mine for personal friends and family only.  I did come across a very important piece of information this morning posted and shared by a friend of mine.

You can now secure your FB sign-in information when working wirelessly.  The new security feature uses https instead of http to sign in.  I'm certainly not a computer guru but I do know that the little S on the end stands for SECURE.  If you notice your online banking pages will have the S on the end also.

What does this mean?  It means that anytime you sign into FB using a wireless connection - Starbucks, McDonalds, your own wireless router - anywhere where the information floats thru the air - your information will now be secure IF YOU CHECK THE LITTLE BOX THAT SAYS SO.

You can also check the little box that says 'email me if someone other than this computer or wireless device signs on'.  I did.

There's a great write-up and picture on how to do it found here

Supposedly - all of FaceBook should have the ability to sign in securely by the end of the day.

Let's pass this on and keep our online friends safe from the 'bad guys' that are out there.

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