A WiFi wolf in Firesheep’s clothing

Worms, hacks, viruses, zombies, spam — there’s always something to worry about in the personal computer arena, especially for the security-minded.Most of us don’t worry too much: antivirus software, as long as you keep it up to date, takes care of most attacks. Cyber security outfits are on the lookout for the really serious stuff aimed at bringing down infrastructure.But now a small, freely available and easy-to-use program called Firesheep, which can be downloaded and operated by almost anyone, has put millions at risk of strangers being able to crack into their WiFi web sessions, copy their online passwords and assume their identities online.

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