Advertising Age Article Abstract
Firesheep Hacker Pokes Privacy Holes in Facebook, Twitter
Thousands Download Software to Snoop on Public Wi-Fi
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Over the last few days, the internet was lit up by reports of a security hole in the Firefox web browser that allowed anyone to hack into Facebook, Twitter, Yelp or Tumblr. A freelance programmer named Eric Butler wrote an extension to Firefox (which anyone can install) that exploits this hole by grabbing free-floating cookies in Wi-Fi networks attached to the above-named sites. ...