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What Is Sidejacking?

By February 21, 2011

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Sidejacking is the practice of intercepting another computer's network traffic by stealing the identification information it uses when connecting over TCP/IP. Sidejacking is one of the common types of network security breaches encountered on public Wi-Fi hotspots. Contrary to what some people may say, sidejacking doesn't involve stealing your network passwords directly. It is rather session keys and cookies that hackers gain access to during a successful sidejack.
More - Open Wi-Fi Users Beware: Sidejacking Is Rampant (wsfa.com)
See also - Finding and Using Wi-Fi Hotspots
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