Twitter Makes HTTPS “Always-On” An Option

Twitter has made a change to the settings page today that now provides an option to enable HTTPS by default for your Twitter account.

Twitter points out that using HTTPS is important for situations when you might be on an open wireless network.

To activate the new setting, visit twitter, log in, go to the settings page and check the checkbox for Always use HTTPS (as pictured above). When you hit save, you’ll always be pushed to the https/secure version of the site.

For those who use the official iPad or iPhone Twitter app, HTTPS is enabled by default within the app. Also, the login page is now always secure regardless of the setting.

Also note that when visiting from a smartphone, this doesn’t yet default to HTTPS, so if you need it securing, you’ll need to manually edit the S on to HTTP to force it over. This is being worked on though and should be automated in the near future.

Source: Twitter

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