The sidejacking attack went common in late 2010, however, it’s still popular logout. Firesheep is widely used to carry out sidejacking attacks. Firesheep only works when the attacker and victim are on the same WiFi network. A sidejacking attack is basically another name for HTTP session hijacking, but it’s more targeted towards WiFi users.
How To Protect Yourself
- Avoid leaking cookies over HTTP
- Log off websites when you completed the tasks
- Avoid open WiFi networks
- Use VPN