always on – PrivaSecTech Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:33:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Using a secure connection where possible Thu, 12 May 2011 21:17:48 +0000 Continue reading Using a secure connection where possible]]> I received a lot of feedback after my post yesterday about creating a permanent SSL (https://) connection to Facebook. It’s most important to use SSL anywhere you don’t want people to see what you’re doing/looking at. For example, anything with a form that asks for personal information, or when you login to a site using your password, or where you enter your credit card or banking information. At a minimum, all of these things should be https://. Anything not using https:// (SSL) can be sniffed (it’s plain text so people can watch/read/log what you’re doing).
If you can’t find it on your favourite website, contact them and ask them to to make SSL always on. Here is an example of how to do this on Twitter, for example:

twitter - https

What other websites can you find this setting on? Also, make sure your bookmarks are for the https:// version of the website, and not the http:// version.


Tech Tip: Secure connection to Facebook Wed, 11 May 2011 22:59:10 +0000 Continue reading Tech Tip: Secure connection to Facebook]]>  

This tip is to create a permanent secure connection to Facebook. You can tell you’re using SSL if the URL starts with https:// instead of http://. When you’re logged into Facebook, go to

Account – Account Settings – Account Security, and then click on the “Change” link.

There you will see a check box followed with “Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible”. Make sure this checkbox is checked, and then click on “save”. Now log out and back into Facebook, and you should never see http:// at the top for Facebook again.

Facebook - Always https