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ITS Warns Against Use of Social Media Sites on Open Wireless Networks

Information Technology Services at Penn State is warning all students, faculty and staff against connecting to social media web sites via open wireless networks (such as those found at hotels, airports, and other similar spaces).

A new Firefox extension, Firesheep, makes it easy for users to "side-jack" the social media sessions of others on the network, allowing them to assume others' identities.  For more information, visit http://sos.its.psu.edu/2010/10/firesheep.html