You probably know about FaceNiff which is an Android application that allows user’s access web session’s profiles over WI-FI airwaves and take over your linked Facebook or Twitter account. If your connection is unprotected, then anyone by means of FaceNiff can easily repel your information or steal your personal data.
How to defend your accounts from FaceNiff:
So as to defend your Facebook and Twitter accounts from being seized, constantly browse using an https connection. Since Faceniff is unable to take control over accounts that use https browsing. HTTPS encrypts the data sent and received with SSL, hence making it unfeasible to access your account.
Sadly Facebook and Twitter https browsing is disabled, by default. You have to manually toggle it on from its preferences/settings page. Here’s how:
Head over to the “Account Settings” and scroll down to “Manage Account Security”. Allow secure browsing by tick marking the option and save the settings.
Head over to the “Settings” page and scroll down to allow https browsing. Enabling the option will prompt you to re-enter your password to save the settings.
And there you have it your Facebook & Twitter accounts safeguarded against FaceNiff