Free cafe WiFi open to hacking..!

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Internet users across Perth are being unwittingly exposed to amateur hackers when they use free WiFi networks provided by cafes and fast food outlets, including McDonald's.

In an investigation this week, The West Australian gathered a group of volunteers with wireless devices including laptops, iPhones and iPads at Subiaco cafe Mooba and asked them to use complimentary WiFi to log on to personal accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Flickr.
Using a new add-on to the Mozilla Firefox browser, called Firesheep, we were able to quickly and easily take control of their accounts as they drank coffee and chatted.

Firesheep takes advantage of WiFi networks not protected with passwords, including those at more than 50 McDonald's restaurants in WA.

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