Firesheep

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Firesheep is a software program that uses a packet sniffer to intercept unencrypted cookies from certain websites (such as Facebook and Twitter) as the cookies are transmitted over networks, exploiting session hijacking vulnerabilities. The program was created as a demonstration of the security risk to users of websites that only encrypt the login process and not the cookie(s) created during the login process.

 

Get Private Wifi   Protect your personal information.
Get DataCompress   Cut your mobile data usage.

Jared Howe

Jared Howe is PRIVATE WiFi’s Senior Manager, Product Marketing Communications. Working in high tech for over 15 years, Jared currently lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, and their two cats.