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[quote=Munkymind] [quote]It's extremely common for websites to protect your password by encrypting the initial login, but surprisingly uncommon for websites to encrypt everything else. This leaves the cookie (and the user) vulnerable. HTTP session hijacking (sometimes called "sidejacking") is when an attacker gets a hold of a user's cookie, allowing them to do anything the user can do on a particular website. On an open wireless network, cookies are basically shouted through the air, making these attacks extremely easy. Today at Toorcon 12 I announced the release of Firesheep, a Firefox extension designed to demonstrate just how serious this problem is. 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. As soon as anyone on the network visits an insecure website known to Firesheep, their name and photo will be displayed: Double-click on someone, and you're instantly logged in as them. Firesheep is free, open source, and is available now for Mac OS X and Windows. Linux support is on the way.[/quote] [url]http://codebutler.com/firesheep[/url] I guess I will have to go back and read those posts on converting an extension for K-Meleon. :D[/quote]
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