Thursday, January 27, 2011

Facebook news feed: Hacked one day, more secure the next, plus more | Good Morning Silicon Valley

Facebook hits the 600M user milestone; see the article link below for more Facebook updates

It might be purely coincidental that the day after CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page seemed to have been hacked, Facebook announced this morning that it has taken steps to make Facebook more secure for its users. In a blog post, security engineer Alex Rice writes that Facebook users — which now number more than 600 million — can choose to enable HTTPS, which means viewing encrypted pages on the social networking site. In addition, Facebook is rolling out what it’s calling social authentication, or captchas based on identifying your friends by their pictures. (Good luck remembering which of your friends is using Strawberry Shortcake as her profile photo this week.)

Facebook news feed: Hacked one day, more secure the next, plus more | Good Morning Silicon Valley

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