Using a public Wi-Fi network without a VPN just got more dangerous. Firesheep, a new packet-sniffing Firefox add-on, makes it easier than ever for malicious users to take advantage of unsecured wireless networks in cafés, airports and more.
If you’re on an unsecured network, a Firesheep user can instantly access your information and activity. Worse, he can take over your identity to access all areas of the sites you are visiting – as if he is you.
Here’s how it works:
- A Firesheep user connects to the same network you’re on
- He clicks a “Start Capturing” button
- Firesheep presents names and photos of users connected to the network
- The current websites accessed by each user are also listed
- The Firesheep user sees you in the list, and double-clicks on your photo
- He is instantly logged-in as you, seeing what you see
Once the Firesheep user hijacks your session, he can access data, read e-mails, perform transactions and participate in communications as if he is you.
We created VyprVPN to protect people from these kinds of privacy breaches. VyprVPN protects your information from Firesheep by encrypting all communication – even when the site isn’t using SSL.
Protect your connection from Firesheep and other third-party security vulnerabilities on any device, anywhere, with a VPN. Learn more about VyprVPN, or get VyprVPN now.
New customers will sometimes ask us why their firewall software will show lots of incoming connection alerts after they connect to VyprVPN.
The reason is simple: When you connect to VyprVPN, you’re getting a direct connection to the Internet. Since most people use wireless routers at home and corporate firewalls at work, they’re not used to being directly connected to the Internet with no filter. VyprVPN bypasses these filters, and so customers start seeing all of the random attempts to scan and exploit systems that go on all the time.
Today, we’re releasing our NAT Firewall feature. This add-on behaves much like your wireless router — it doesn’t let new connections from the Internet reach your VyprVPN system. All the connections you make will work just fine. It’s the people scanning for exploits and unpatched systems that will be blocked.
Any of our VyprVPN customers can add this feature for just $5/month. If you want extra protection or just want to stop those firewall alerts, try it out today!
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Our first release is a Personal Virtual Private Network (VPN) called VyprVPN which provides a secure, encrypted connection to the Internet. VyprVPN represents the kind of high-quality innovations you can expect from us: user-friendly tools with exceptional reliability, performance, and security. Learn more about VyprVPN.
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