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Free Firefox add-ons detect Firesheep snooping

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.

By November 10, 2010


How to use VPN to defeat deep packet inspection

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.

By February 21, 2012


Android app offers Wi-Fi hacking of Facebook accounts

Video demo shows how easy it is to use a new Android app to hijack Facebook accounts on Wi-Fi networks.

By June 29, 2011


Senator wants more secure Web sites for Wi-Fi use

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.

By February 28, 2011


Free VPN service helps keep public Wi-Fi safe

The SecureKiss virtual private network service is relatively simple to install and use. The free version lets you transmit up to 300MB per day without having to register.

By February 14, 2011


Facebook lets users turn on crypto

Facebook helps people protect against account compromises by offering the ability to use full-session encryption across the site.

By January 26, 2011


Facebook blames bug for Zuckerberg page hack

Odd message appears as status update on Facebook CEO's fan page suggesting the social network turn to users instead of banks for funding.

By January 26, 2011


Fast-encryption feature arrives in Chrome

False Start cuts one round-trip link out of the communication chain for using secure Web sites.

By December 6, 2010


CNET to the Rescue Ep. 23: Darren Kitchen tackles network dilemmas

Special guest Darren Kitchen from Hak5 joins us to talk through secure WiFi networking, VPNs, SSL, and protecting yourself from the dreaded Firesheep

By October 27, 2010


Forcing browsers to use encryption

Chrome and Firefox are or will be using new HTTP Strict Transport Security technology, which allows Web servers to force secure connections with browsers.

By November 15, 2010