The Madeleine Brand Show

Shepherd Firesheep away from your login info


On the show a few weeks ago we profiled the Firefox Browser extension Firesheep.  It allows users to steal your unsecured Facebook login information over open Wi-fi networks. This means that if you're on an open network at a coffee shop somewhere, it's likely that you're vulnerable.

In case you wanted fight against this threat, you now have a few choices.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation released HTTPS everywhere, which forces an encrypted login each time.

Then there's Blacksheep, which simply blocks the Firesheep plugin from working. 



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