Yes...you did say:
I AM USING MOZILLA FIREFOX
But the same prevention principles in that article can apply to other browsers.
1. Watch the links you click.
2. Clear your cookies after every session.
For others reading this thread and unsure what this is all about, here is some background.
A computer exchanges information with a web server as you browse. Included in that information are segmentations of data for transmission (packets
) containing the HTTP headers
sent by the user which help get it to its destination. Since HTTP headers include cookies
associated with the website, a hacker can intercept the cookie values using a technique called "sniffing
". Once the hacker has that information, they can connect to the same website using the original user's authorized cookie values, thereby impersonating the user. The two most common causes of cookie disclosure are browser exploits
and cross-site scripting
. To learn more about this, please read: