CompanyWhy You Better Think Twice When Using Starbucks Internet Connections… FIRESHEEP!

Never heard of it??? Me neither until a recent discussion with USC PhD candidate, Sesh, when he filled me in on how incredibly easy it is to download, use, and hack with this tool.

It’s essentially a hacking plug-in through Firefox that is so easy to use anyone could do it. For example, if you’re sitting in Starbucks (or any other public location) using their free wi-fi network and another person sitting in the restaurant has this plug-in downloaded on their computer, they can connect to your online accounts as if they were you.

To see exactly how it works, check out this link:

We’ve all heard to beware of unsecured internet connections, but many of us just surf away with our fingers crossed and hope for the best. For those of us who ever do any work through public wi-fi connections, this could be Starbucks, Panera, etc, DON’T LOG IN TO ANYTHING IF YOU CARE ABOUT GETTING HACKED.

Lolo Siderman received her degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of business in 2010, after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in graphic design. She has successfully started and either managed or co-managed four companies in a variety of industries, such as design, real estate services, and sports training.

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