This week, it became way easier to steal other people’s log-in information at Starbucks and in other public W-Fi locations.
Firesheep, an add-on for the Firefox web browser, lets you see the cookies in the computers that other people logged into the same WiFi Network you’re using are accessing. Translation: if someone logs into Facebook from the table across from you at Starbucks, you can get their user name and password, really easily. And <poof> . . . they’re hacked.
And oh yes: that means if they use Firesheep they can do it to you, too.