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Further to my blog post on FireSheep, I figured I'd share these links. FireSheep is a firefox plugin designed to allow anyone on the same wireless access point as you to evesdrop on your connection, seeing what you see (when browsing the web) and to impersonate you to social networking sites you're logged on to. It turns out that it's really simple to protect yourself:

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Katana

Thanks to the guys and girl over at Hak5 I came across Katana. This allows several live images to be booted from the same USB drive - hence reducing the number of them I have to carry around.

All that's left is to get Ubuntu and of course SpinRite working, and as this is a work in progress post, these are some links I may need to find again:

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