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Herding Firesheep In NYC — Do Users Care?

October 29th, 2010 10:23 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Following the Firesheep uproar, I spent some time telling people who don’t read Slashdot about the vulnerability that open WiFi networks create in what seemed like the most effective way possible: by sidejacking their accounts and sending them messages about how it happened. The results were surprising — would users really rather leave their accounts open to intruders rather than stay off Facebook at Starbucks? The link recounts the experience, and also lists some rough numbers of how many accounts could be compromised at a popular NY Starbucks location.”

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