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Firesheep danger, protect yourself

I just read about a funny Firefox add-on called Firesheep that can capture login information on free wifis. (Video in Hungarian here, text in English here.)

At http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/firesheep/, two Firefox plugins are recommended. They force your Firefox to use the https protocol wherever possible.

  1. HTTPS Everywhere
  2. Force-TLS

I installed both. HTTPS Everywhere contains a list of predefined sites but it’s difficult to add a new site. Force-TLS is the opposite. So the two nicely complement one another :)

Update (20101109): you can find some more info here.

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