Monday, May 25, 2009

Hacked Facebook accounts

This morning I received Facebook messages from two different people containing links to a phony Facebook login page. My guess is that their accounts were compromised due to weak passwords and carelessness about their personal privacy. It still disappoints me that Facebook does not use encryption on their site, meaning that all data transferred, including page content and passwords, are sent in the clear. You can force encryption at the login page by appending an "s" after the "http" in the address, as I have done here:
https://www.facebook.com

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