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article imageFacebook migrates to https as default

By Matthew Hendricks     Aug 1, 2013 in Internet
Https is now the default standard for everyone browsing Facebook. This means that almost all traffic will be established through a secure connection.
Facebook announced that they now use https by default for all Facebook users.
This feature uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and makes the communication between your browser and Facebook servers more secure.
According to, almost all traffic to Facebook's website and a majority of traffic to its mobile site will be established through a secure connection. states that adoption of secure browsing had been growing since 2011.
According to, the protocol is intended to provide an extra layer of security around members' Facebook browsing and communication activities:
The hope is to insulate people from man-in-the-middle and eavesdropping attacks, and prevent members' accounts from being comprised.
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