The world of 140 characters and a company worth $10 billion, our very own micro-blogging site “Twitter” will turn 5 years old on March 21st. On Tuesday, Twitter officially enabled the HTTPS feature on its site, which allows the user to switch to HTTPS browsing by changing the user’s settings. Optional HTTPS setting is intended to protect users who connect to Twitter over Wi-Fi where hackers can sniff out passwords and hack user accounts easily. You all might be wondering “Isn’t Twitter a bit late for enabling HTTPS feature?” I would say No, because twitter was experimenting on the same since January, but could not enable it because of some reasons. Twitter has adopted the encryption protocol, same as one used in online banking and commerce, said in a blog post, posted on Tuesday and it hopes to make it default soon.
Steps to enable HTTPS on your Twitter account:
- On your homepage click on the username to extreme right, a drop-down menu box appears, select the first option viz. Settings.
- This will take you to account settings where you can configure appropriate settings to the account.
- To enable the HTTPS settings on your account, kindly select the button “Always use HTTPS”.
- Save the settings, after which it asks for the password, kindly enter the password, your settings will be stored.
Confirmation of HTTPS:
Twitter is currently working on providing the HTTPS feature automatically on mobile phones, till then the users have to forcefully load https://mobile.twitter.com to make use of the HTTPS feature. The move made my by Twitter is appreciable, as it gives its users the assurance and freedom to connect and tweet wherever they are without any security concerns. Twitter has joined the major league of providers which provide their users with the HTTPS support that includes Gmail, Hotmail and recently Facebook.
So stay secured & keep tweeting..!!
[ via. Techie Buzz ]