Personal data security is always a major concern for social networking sites like Facebook. To overcome from the threat of getting hacked and leak of profile information, Facebook is planning to adopt ‘HTTPS’ protocol soon.
HTTPS is the combination of HTTP protocol with SSL/TLS protocol to provide encrypted communication and secure connection from Network server. HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions on web and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems.
Google is also testing the implementation of HTTPS to protect the searching habits of its search engine users.Google over SSL is currently in beta phase but will be implemented fully by the end of this year.
With the implementation of HTTPS, Facebook will be able to overcome from some major security threats prevailing these days. The social networking giant have around 600 million members and increasing very rapidly. So, the implementation of this new feature will surely improve the security of website up to some extent.