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When the New York Times published the article, New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users, it was the first time many Wi-Fi users heard of the easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox hack plugin, Firesheep. This simple to download and use plugin makes it easy for low-tech hackers to snoop innocent users’ non-https secured web pages (like Facebook, Twitter, etc. which are http sites) from the comfort of unprotected networks like coffee shops, book stores, cafes, apartment complexes, etc.
WNC Internet technology expert, Adam Jackson, founder of Jackson Technology, has made a list of preventative actions anyone can take to mitigate the risk/threat from Firesheep when connected to a public/open wireless network…continue reading: http://ecommerceblog.fastpivot.com/social-media/how-to-thwart-firesheeps-social-media-spies-critical-for-coffee-shop-wifi-users/