Mozilla has added a supplement(addon) that is "Firesheep" has been used for thousands of hacking email accounts. As reported by techcrunch, Firesheep has been downloaded over 104,000 times in 24 hours.
What is the Firesheep special?
Using Firesheep add on you can check any account without knowing the username and password.
Famous social network Facebook is a victim of this Firesheep.
Firesheep uses the HTTP session hijacking to obtain a username and password.
What is the HTTP session hijacking?
Attacker use HTTP session hijacking attack to steal the cookies of the victim. Cookies are files containing the user name and password.
Using this method HTTP session hijacking you can hack Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Orkut, Flickr, etc., or any other email account.
Once you have installed firesheep in the Firefox web browser, click View at the top, then go to the sidebar and click on Fireheep .
Now click on the top left "Start Capture" and start to capture the session cookies of people in your WiFi network, which will show the list of cookies that are captured and have visited unsecured website known to firesheep, double-click the image and you will be logged in instantly.
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