ZScaler's Blacksheep and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's HTTPS Everywhere extensions for Firefox alert you when someone is using Firesheep to capture your sign-in information.
Security experts demonstrate their software exploits and hardware hacks at annual security conference in San Diego.
It's our long-awaited Nerd Show (i.e., episode 1337), and in my opinion, we rose to the occasion admirably. Our show covers everything from the iPhone security secret sequence to how to become a lazy hacker. Plus, WiFi Direct certification, a ghostly white iPhone sighting, and PAT vs. NAT. Again. -- m011yW00t
Video demo shows how easy it is to use a new Android app to hijack Facebook accounts on Wi-Fi networks.
On today's show, a brief digression on the topic of McRibs and then back to the serious news of the Windows Phone 7 launch, Amazon doubling rev share for newspaper and magazine publishers, and broadband satellite service with real speeds. Also, our review of the first TV with Google TV inside, and the best looking iPhone game ever. --Molly
Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on companies such as Amazon, Yahoo, and Twitter to better secure their Web pages by using the HTTPS protocol for people who access those sites via public Wi-Fi.
Chrome and Firefox are or will be using new HTTP Strict Transport Security technology, which allows Web servers to force secure connections with browsers.
ISPs and other network providers can use deep packet inspection to monitor all the data transmitted to and from your computer; encryption via a virtual private network keeps your data transfers private.
It's a very special podcast this week, as we count down to our spectacular Greatest Gadget of the 21st Century knockout competition.
On today's show, we're predicting what Barnes and Noble will announce tomorrow for the Nook--early mockups seem to indicate a mystery hook on the bottom that could maybe, uh, attach to your belt-loop? Also, Google admits that the 600GB of data "fragments" it collected from its Street View cars might kind of, funnily enough, include email addresses, passwords, and complete email text. Oh, and phone numbers. Great. --Molly