Firesheep – codebutler

Kudos to Eric Butler, creator of Firesheep.

The Gist:

  • If you’re at a coffee shop on an unlocked network, and
  • You login to an unsecured site (ie they don’t have SSL), and
  • I have Firefox with the Firesheep installed
  • I can login to said site AS YOU

If you do find yourself in such a situation, your best bet is to NEVER login to a site that doesn’t start with https.