If you use Facebook, you will want to read this. If you look at a normal URL it may look something like this:

http://www.somesite.com.

When you browse on a secure connection to a website it will look something like this:

https://www.somesite.com.

Notice the addition of the ‘s’ on the second URL. The ‘s’ means that you are connected to the website through a secure connection. Connecting through https rather than http makes it much harder for someone to steal information being transmitted to and from your computer and the website. So what does this have to do with Facebook?

Facebook has a security feature that allows you to connect to it using https whenever possible. It is HIGHLY recommended that you enable this feature (it is not enabled by default). Here’s what to do:

1. Click on your Account Settings.
2. Click on the Security menu that is located on the left side of the Account Settings screen.
3. Click on Edit in the Secure Browsing line.
4. Check the box that says “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) when possible”.
5. Click on Save Changes.
6. Refresh the website and you should see https at the beginning of the URL in the address bar.

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