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How to protect against Firesheep attacks




How to protect against Firesheep attacks
How to protect against Firesheep attacks



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9193201/How_to_protect_against_Firesheep_attacks 

By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld
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 
Wi-Fi.

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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