With Firesheep anyone can hack into your facebook account

4 Nov

After installing the extension you’ll see a new sidebar. Connect to any busy open wifi network and click the big “Start Capturing” button. Then wait.

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As soon as anyone on the network visits an insecure website known to Firesheep, their name and photo will be displayed:

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Double-click on someone, and you’re instantly logged in as them.

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That’s it.

Firesheep is free, open source, and is available now for Mac OS X and Windows. Linux support is on the way.

Scary and fun at the same time. How can you protect yourself from firesheep? Easy use a VPN like hotspotshield.

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