[kwlug-disc] Firesheep: Open WiFi cookie stealing for the masses ...
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Oct 27 17:51:27 EDT 2010
unsolicited wrote, On 10/27/2010 5:46 PM:
> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 10/27/2010 4:56 PM:
>> The root problem is sites using plain text HTTP, but there no
>> solution for it until each and every site out there implements SSL.
>> This may never happen, or will take a long time.
>> And it depends on others to act, not you solving your own problem.
>> So, in the mean time, a VPN is the solution.
> Assuming that's possible / the ports are open.
> However, tunnelling through ssh on port 443 seems to have some success
> in otherwise problematic hotspots.
> Seems freeshell.org is used in this manner by some. (And some on this
> list, like myself, gave up on it - due to the organization / site
> itself, not the technology.) [Let alone, being hosted in the U.S. means
> you are exposed to the Patriot Act (?) provisions.]
Actually ... tunnelling vnc over ssh to work/home should accomplish
the same thing (let alone screen or freenx), and appropriately keep
the laptop as a terminal instead of a workstation. Let alone a usb key
for public access terminals. And you can still always keep your own
warm fuzzy comfy environment wherever you be.
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