Some of our readers may remember the Firesheep plugin for Firefox, that basically let anyone hack your Facebook and Twitter accounts. A new plugin has been released for Firefox on the Mac to protect you from the Firesheep plugin.
This new plugin is called BlackSheep, and what it does is send out fake information over the network, and also monitors traffic to make sure you don’t get hacked.
BlackSheep, also a Firefox plugin is designed to combat Firesheep. BlackSheep does this by dropping ‘fake’ session ID information on the wire and then monitors traffic to see if it has been hijacked. While Firesheep is largely passive, once it identifies session information for a targeted domain, it then makes a subsequent request to that same domain, using the hijacked session information in order to obtain the name of the hijacked user along with an image of the person, if available.
You can find out more details about the BlackSheep Firefox plugin for Mac over at Zscaler.
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