Firefox Add-on of the Week: Firesheep

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NUCLEARWARFAIRY

Now, you just give these tech kiddies a lesson on packet sniffing and maybe a breif tutorial on how bank employees always park their cars in the same spot every morning and how one might be able to place a brightly colored usb drive with an e-mail reporting autolaunching keylogger onto the drive inside the folder that says private pics. How would you use that for good?

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TheMurph

I can only report on the tools; I can't dictate the terms of use.  Maximum PC also covers apps (and writes how-to guides) that allow you to strip copyright protection off media you own.  Should it not do that as well?

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NUCLEARWARFAIRY

The magazine is well rounded. It just struck me as odd you'd cover such an application. But, more power to yah for the drm stuff. Good stuff. I love the magazine.

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Cy-Kill

I can't seem to get Firesheep to work, I've installed it, opened the sidebar and started it, but it just sits there.  There are two options showing up under the Capture tab in prefs:

Microsoft (I have no clue why)

Broadcom NetLink

And the Wifi which is Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN is not showing up as an option, I have a feeling this is what I need under the capture tab as an option to get firesheep to work.  Any ideas?

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logicmaster2003

that screenshot might not necessarily be a Mac.. It could be one of the Linux's KDE or Gnome skin (I've used this exact skin few months ago)>

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Scootiep

Your screenshot is of a MAC OS version of firefox confirming that you do in fact use a MAC... I expect it to be removed and replaced with a screenshot from a suitable windows 7 screenshot. I will also be praying for your soul sir.

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spokenwordd

That was HILARIOUS LOL...  Good eye

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TheMurph

I had a feeling someone would bring this up.  I didn't have my laptop on-hand to take a screenshot of what the extension would actually look like in practice (no Wi-Fi on my desktop), so I had to default to the screenshot given by the developer.  Alas!

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Scootiep

I'm skeptical, but I will accept the excuse. SEE THAT IT DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!

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