Linked by David Adams on Mon 8th Nov 2010 16:49 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Firesheep is a Firefox extension that makes it easier to steal logins and take over social media and email accounts after users log in from a WiFi hotspot or even their own unprotected network. Zscaler researchers have created, and are now offering to every consumer, a free Firefox plugin called BlackSheep, which serves as a counter-measure. BlackSheep combats Firesheep by monitoring traffic and then alerting users if Firesheep is being used on the network. BlackSheep does this by dropping ‘fake’ session ID information on the wire and then monitors traffic to see if it has been hijacked.
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Yeah, cuz that makes you safe...
by umccullough on Mon 8th Nov 2010 18:41 UTC
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What moron thinks that because they have a plugin in their browser that detects someone else using a plugin in their browser, that somehow they're no longer leaking sensitive data over a public network.

Treating the symptom doesn't fix the problem... but I suppose it allows people to sleep at night in ignorance.

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RE: You mean...
by gfolkert on Mon 8th Nov 2010 19:19 in reply to "Yeah, cuz that makes you safe..."
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The internet is not all on my hard drive? You know the one on my desk?

Yeah, that big black and tan box that has my automatic pullout cup holder!

Where did my refrigerator magnet get to that holds my backup 8" floppy disk to my steel fire proof filing cabinet?

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RE[2]: You mean...
by Kroc on Mon 8th Nov 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE: You mean..."
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You can download the Internet here: It's just 640 GB!

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