Firesheep isn't making headlines anymore, but it's still out there and causing trouble. Fortunately, there's a new version of HTTPS Everywhere to help block it.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
HDTV Internet video, SaaS, and applications we haven't even dreamed of yet.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook new Messages service is not "Facebook email." Yes, it is, and it's lousy.
You want a fast Internet? We've got your fast Internet right here, but it won't be fast enough for long.
It sounds so simple: Just use SSL or TLS for secure Web connections. So, why are 99 out of the world's top 100 Web sites not automatically securing their connections?
The good news is that more tools are appearing that can block Firesheep. The bad news is that they don't get to the root of the problem and they're Firefox specific.
We need yet another Web browser like we need a hole in the head.
Browsium's CEO explains why they've created a Web extension that will let users run IE6 inside of newer versions of Internet Explorer.
We all know that Internet Explorer 6 needs to die, but early Web-based applications still rely on it, and now--NO!!!--there's a browser extension that will let you run IE 6 in later versions of Internet Explorer.
The only real answer for Firesheep is for all Web 2.0 sites to start using security. That won't be easy. Here's how to start.
Firesheep has made it possible for any moron to raid your Web use, but there are ways you can stop it. Here are a few of them.
Firesheep has people in a panic because it makes it easy to grab useful information when you're using public Wi-Fi. Big deal. You could always do that. The real worry is that businesses' Wi-Fi networks were, and are, often just as vulnerable.