SSL Encryption


New Browsing Tool Keeps Firesheep At Bay

Weeks after researchers unveiled Firesheep, the Firefox Web browser plugin that makes it easy to snoop on strangers’ Facebook, Flickr and other Web 2.0 sessions, a software update from the Electronic Frontier Foundation promises to secure more Web sessions from Firesheep-enabled snooping. 

New FireSheep-Style Tool Hijacks Twitter Sessions

Days after researchers at the ToorCon Security Conference in San Diego released a tool to hijack insecure Web sessions on Facebook, iGoogle and Flickr, a developer has released a similar tool, dubbed “Idiocy” that does the same for insecure Twitter sessions. 

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