I love new toys and Firesheep is a good one.  It trivializes “sidejacking” and let’s the attacker get into someone else’s internet sites without having to log in as the victim (you). If you’re on the same wireless network as someone else and they’re running Firesheep, they can access the internet sites you’re logged into…particularly social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress…and do, well, anything they want to.

Here’s the article about Firesheep…

…here’s the Firesheep site…

…and here how to protect against it…

Good luck protecting yourself against it, you scurvy dogs.  <Evil sheep laugh> Baaaaah-ha-ha-ha!

(Disclaimer: The ability to do something does not make use of that ability morally, ethically, or legally right.)

UPDATE: A counter-measure against Firesheep has been released. It’s called BlackSheep.

Advertisements