Technology Sufficiently Advanced: Herding Firesheep in New York City

Around half an hour later, I’d collected somewhere between 20 and 40 identities. Since Facebook was by far the most prevalent (and contains more personal information than Twitter) I decided to send the users messages from their own accounts to warn them of their accounts’ exposure. I drafted a friendly, generic message that stated the location of the Starbucks, what the vulnerability was, and how to avoid it. I sent messages to around 20 people.

It was only a matter of time when people will start using Firesheep to steal identities in Starbucks. Somebody decided to do it in order to warn people. And guess what: people don’t give a damn.