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Facebook migrates everyone to https connection


Jennifer Van Grove wrote:

 

 

Facebook said Wednesday that https is now the default standard for everyone browsing its social network, meaning that almost all traffic to its Web site and a majority of traffic to its mobile site will be established through a secure connection.

"We now use https by default for all Facebook users," Facebook infrastructure engineer Scott Renfro wrote in a blog post on the update. "This feature ... means that your browser is told to communicate with Facebook using a secure connection, as indicated by the 'https' rather than 'http' in https://www.facebook.com. This uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and makes the communication between your browser and Facebook servers more secure."


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Re: Facebook migrates everyone to https connection

Given the newest relevations regarding the abilities of the NSA, and how well they target http connections, does this mean that by default Facebook is now more difficult for them to monitor?  


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Re: Facebook migrates everyone to https connection

Not according to this article: https://community.webroot.com/t5/Security-Industry-News/Gone-in-30-seconds-New-attack-plucks-secrets...

 

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Re: Facebook migrates everyone to https connection

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Good point...

 

 

 

 


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