Facebook enables secure browsing by default for all users

Facebook hashtag

This week the social giant has announced that all users will now access the desktop site with https, a protocol that makes the connection between browsers and the social network more secure. Since early 2011 this has been an option for Facebook users, and about 35 percent had enabled it themselves before Facebook started actively switching people over this year.

Facebook also confirmed that it will be rolling out more security improvements later this year including forward secrecy. The encryption technique, which avoids using a single key that could be compromised over time, is considered extremely secure by experts, but very few sites on the web have enabled it. As of now only Google and Bloomberg are two of the more prominent who have it enabled.

Source: Facebook