Do you know that recently this addon Firefox have been cause more than thousands of email id to compromise its has been downloaded more than 105,000 times with in few dayz as per data by techcurnch 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 account.
Before proceeding let us understand what is Session Hijacking?
Well i belive i have already given you a brief description on this but let me repet again.Session hijacking simply means stealing stored cookies.
In a Http session hijacking attack an attacker steals victims cookies, Cookies stores all the necessary Information about one’s account , using this information you can hack anybody’s 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 account.
How to Hack using Firesheep Or How 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 So download them quickly:
Follow the steps properly :
1. First of all download "Firesheep" from the above link and use the "openwith" option in the firefox browser.
Remember Few Points
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