As of late, many social media sites have started to update their security platforms to higher standards. Facebook and Twitter have most recently started the big push towards more security for your profiles. Facebook made the move to offer HTTPS security at the end of January, and now Twitter has joined the club.
Twitter made a statement Tuesday, March 15, on their website about the enhanced security features, “Today, we’re taking an important step to make it easier to manage the security of your Twitter experience – we are adding a user setting that lets you always use HTTPS when accessing Twitter.com. Using HTTPS for your favorite Internet services is particularly important when using them over unsecured WiFi connections.”
On LifeHacker, they explain more about what exactly HTTPS is and why you should care about protecting your online profiles such as Twitter and Facebook.
“HTTPS is a significantly more secure version of HTTP, which is the protocol you generally use to load up your webpages (whether you’re aware of it or not). HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, so HTTPS stands for the same thing but with Secure on the end of it. This is because, as Wikipedia will tell you, HTTPS is “a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol with the SSL/TLS protocol to provide encrypted communication and secure identification of a network web server,” via LifeHacker.com.
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