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Firesheep Makes Facebook Hacking Easy

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a new firefox addon Firesheep have been a cause of thousands of email

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Recently

a new firefox addon Firesheep have been a cause of thousands of email

accounts, As reported by techcurnch, Firesheep has been downloaded more

than 104,000 times in roughly last 24 hours, With Firesheep the hacker

can control any account without even knowing the username and password

of the desired account, As Facebook is worlds most popular Social

Networking website, therefore it has been the major victim of it,

Firesheep uses Http Session hijacking attack to gain unauthorized access

to a Facebook or any other accountWhat is Session Hijacking?In a Http session hijacking attack an attacker steals victims cookies,

Cookies stores all the necessary Information about ones account , using

this information you can hack anybodys account and change his

password. If you get the Cookies of the Victim you can Hack any account

the Victim is Logged into i.e. you can hack Facebook Google, Yahoo,

Orkut, Flickr etc or any other email accountHow can a Hacker use Firesheep to Hack a Facebook or any other account?Now I will tell you how can a hacker use firesheep to hack a facebook or any other account, You will need the following things:Method1. First of all download “Firesheep” from the above link and use the “openwith” option in the firefox browser2. Once you have installed firesheep on firefox web browser, Click on view at the top, then goto sidebar and click on Firesheep3. Now click on the top left button “Start capturing” and

it will start to capture the session cookies of people in your wifi

network, This will show you the list of those people whose cookies are

captured and have visited unsecured website known to firesheep, Double

click on the photo and you will be logged in instantly

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