Steal Facebook, Twitter Accounts with Firesheep

By | October 26, 2010

Steal Facebook, Twitter Accounts with Firesheep

Now here is something different.

Eric Butler has released a Firefox extension called Firesheep, which will give you an access to other people social media accounts, as long as both of you are connected via insecure WiFi.

How does it work?

So you are sitting in the coffee shop, using it’s free WiFi service while Firesheep sits and waits for you to login. Once username and password is entered, add-on will steal cookies, therefore, allowing someone else to access your data.

How to protect yourself?

Get Force-TLS extension, then sit back and relax.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. daddylo says:

    That’s the way noobs hacks and that’s the way noobs protect their Internet.