If you haven’t turned on SSL in Facebook and Twitter and you use any network outside your home, check out Firesheep.   Turning on SSL is the best protection for this type of hacker attempt….

Turning on SSL will make both Facebook and  Twitter  just a bit more secure. While it won’t protect you from other types of hack attacks, phishing or other social media scams, it will protect the traffic between your browser and two of the most popular social media sites on the Internet.(It also won’t protect against family members who find you logged in and ‘borrow’ your account to leave you a message (visible to everyone you know)…

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.  This is DEFINITELY a setting that you should enable within Twitter and Facebook.

Check out these articles on enabling SSL in Facebook and Twitter