Droidsheep (root) - an Android app that hijack wifi sessions - how to prevent?

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The title is self-explained: this app (see http://droidsheep.de/) get sessions and their contents (web, chat, etc.) on air.

Which prevention could we do? Which tools can we activate in Hive Manager? What advices do we give to users?

Perhaps this is not a simple question ...
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The FAQ on that website gives you some guidance on how to protect against this (or Firesheep, or any other similar tool that relies on clear-text exchange of sensitive information):
- Enable HTTPS whenever possible! (Facebook, Twitter etc. offer the possibility to enable SSL, you just have to google where to find the button...)
- Use VPN tunnel (You ́ll find enough manuals in the internet)
- Do not use unencrypted (HTTP) Sites on public networks

My addition to the above is Don't Use Open SSIDs.