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Windows 7: Extinguishing Firesheep for safe WiFi browsing


15 Nov 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Extinguishing Firesheep for safe WiFi browsing

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Firesheep has already taught 750,000 people how to hijack your unencrypted WiFi sessions with a single click.

So here's how to extinguish Firesheep with a technological defence that you can put together in just 60 seconds, even when you're on the road, and even if you're connecting over unencrypted WiFi to start with.

Once you're done, you can browse over unencrypted WiFi access points with no more risk than you'd browse at home.

This is a solution worthy of 1980s American pacifist technohero Angus MacGyver himself. (But no need for a mullet. Honestly.)
Watch and enjoy:
Extinguishing Firesheep for safe WiFi browsing | Naked Security

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15 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nice post and article.
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15 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 64
 
 

That is a nice link. If you do have access to an ssh server it is much easier to just use Putty to create a tunnel.

How to create an SSH tunnel using Putty and using that tunnel as a Firefox SOCKS proxy

for anyone that might be intersted.

And if you do not have an ssh server available you can install one at home.

http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/
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