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How To Protect Against Firesheep Attacks

October 27th, 2010 10:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Monday we mentioned Firesheep, a plug-in that trivializes ID spoofing on social networks. Since then various security researches have come out to suggest
How to Protect Yourself against Firesheep Attacks (submitted by
Batblue). Of course the advice is pretty obvious: Don’t use free Wi-Fi, use SSL, or a VPN. It seems to me that the big sites should start by redirecting all non-ssl traffic to https automatically. If you want to be insecure, you’d have to explicitly state that you CAN’T encrypt for some reason.

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