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#1 brian1011

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:52 PM

Firesheep has sparked controversy over the internet as well as the news. it is a plugin in firefox that apparently makes anyone that uses it an amateur hacker. Basically, this plugin is able to take   unique cookies  over an unprotected wifi network and use it as its own. In other words, a user is able to steal ones' account with a press of a button.

note. this is highly illegal, but firefox is unable to take this plugin off its site because of some type of unstated issue.

http://www.sfgate.co...?entry_id=75679

Edited by brian1011, 31 October 2010 - 09:53 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:46 AM

View Postbrian1011, on 31 October 2010 - 09:52 PM, said:

Firesheep has sparked controversy over the internet as well as the news. it is a plugin in firefox that apparently makes anyone that uses it an amateur hacker. Basically, this plugin is able to take   unique cookies  over an unprotected wifi network and use it as its own. In other words, a user is able to steal ones' account with a press of a button.

note. this is highly illegal, but firefox is unable to take this plugin off its site because of some type of unstated issue.

http://www.sfgate.co...?entry_id=75679
Solution: Don't use unprotected networks.
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