Firesheep Exposes Need For Encryption

Using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Flickr, or other Web services on an open WiFi network could lead to lead to account hijacking. (3 mins ago)

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One Response to “Firesheep Exposes Need For Encryption”

  1. Sebastian says:

    There’s a new Firefox extension called Firesheep that allows users to search for people on the same wifi network as them that are logged into online services such as Facebook, Twitter etc and impersonate them by hijacking their cookies. The purpose of the extension is to highlight how insecure unencrypted wifi networks are and encourage people to start implementing encryption such as HTTPS to protect their information.