By Gregg Keizer
October 26, 2010
Security experts today suggested ways users can protect themselves
against Firesheep, the new Firefox browser add-on that lets amateurs
hijack users' access to Facebook, Twitter and other popular services via
Firesheep adds a sidebar to Mozilla's Firefox browser that shows when
anyone on an open network -- such as a coffee shop's Wi-Fi network --
visits an insecure site.
A simple double-click gives a hacker instant access to logged-on sites
ranging from Twitter and Facebook to bit.ly and Flickr.
Since researcher Eric Butler released Firesheep on Sunday, the add-on
has been downloaded nearly 220,000 times.
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