For those not yet aware, Facebook has made some additional changes to account settings. By default, secure (SSL) settings are not automatically set to Facebook accounts. If you take a look at your URL when logged in to Facebook and see “http” or “www” instead of “https”, you do not have a secure session and your account can be hacked. However, changing your settings is very simple. Here are the five easy steps to a safe and secure Facebook account:
1. Go to Account Settings
2. Click “Security” on the top left corner
3. Click “Edit” next to Secure Browsing
4. Check the “Secure Browsing” box
5. Click “Save”
Your account now has a safe and secure setting. Also, as a friendly reminder, remember to update your password every so often to maintain security while on Facebook.
*By default, some apps cannot operate under SSL settings. If you try to use one of these apps, Facebook will ask you if you want to use non-SSL settings.