You probably know by now that transmitting sensitive information while using a WiFi hotspot is dangerous. But now there’s another attack to worry about. A new Firefox extension called Firesheep makes hijacking WiFi hotspot sessions so simple anyone can do it.
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Thanks to Firesheep, even novice hackers without any special skills –- you, your grandmother, your 10-year-old nephew — can spy on anyone’s Internet activity in a WiFi hotspot. That means your activities on sites lacking proper encryption — including Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and FourSquare — are at risk.
This installment of the twice-monthly Social Media Privacy Report looks at how your internet security and privacy may be at stake and Google as Facebook try to best each other’s technologies.
Turn on, tune in, opt out…it may become the new slogan as more and more people seek easy ways to stay safe in public WiFi hotspots and shield their online browsing – whether wired or wireless – from cyber-criminals and nosy advertisers. Read on to learn simple safety protocols you can implement today.
Hackers can’t steal what hackers can’t see, so apply these 10 common-sense, essential tips before doing any online holiday shopping this season.
In less than six months, Dave Crouse went from living a secure middle class existence to facing financial ruin – and it happened because of online identity fraud.