Firesheep bypassed thanks to DIY defence

Remember the Firesheep HTTP hijacker that is capable of sniffing out important and confidential information on another notebook over a public Wi-Fi network? Well, since news of it hit the stands, BlackSheep has proved to be one tried-and-tested line of defence, although there is a new Linux-based do-it-yourself defence available as well according to Paul Ducklin, head of technology at Sophos. According to Paul, this solution can be installed in a minute, but won’t be a universal solution since it is more or less specifically targeting Unix users, or at least we are looking at Linux users who know how to use secure shell (SSH). All in all, regardless of which platform you’re grooving to, make sure your security safeguards are the best possible that you can get. Either that, or use your own mobile 3G connection, eh?

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