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Twitter adds permanent HTTPS option for improved security

Those of you who don't want your Twitter account 'jacked like so many unsuspecting Firesheep victims, take heed! Twitter has added an "always use HTTPS" option to its settings page for added security while you tweet, @mention, and DM.

There's really no reason not to enable permanent HTTPS, so click the drop down by your avatar, choose settings, and then head all the way to the bottom of the page. Pop in a checkmark, enter your password, and save. Now each time you visit the site, your activity will be wrapped in 256-bit AES encryption.

Twitter's mobile website does not currently support the permanent setting, but the company says it's being worked on.

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