The Dangers of Intrusion Detection System (IDS): A system that monitors net...
Understanding Session Hijacking...?
A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a malicious..., also known as
Wh..., is a type of Remote Access Trojan (RAT): A type of malware that provides ... where an attacker takes over a session between a user and a web application. This allows the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the user’s account and potentially steal sensitive information.
Types of Session Hijacking
There are several techniques that attackers use to hijack sessions, including:
- Man-in-the-middle attacks
- Malvertising: Malicious online advertising that contains mal...
- Session fixation
- Packet sniffing
Impact of Session Hijacking
Session hijacking can have serious consequences for both users and organizations. If successful, an attacker can take control of a user’s account, access sensitive data, manipulate Smart Contract: A self-executing contract with the terms of ..., and even impersonate the user.
Preventing Session Hijacking
To mitigate the risk of session hijacking, organizations can implement Data Retention: Policies that determine how long data should... such as:
- Encrypting Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve...
- Using secure HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure): An extension of ... protocols (E2E Encryption (End-to-End Encryption): A system of communic...)
- Implementing strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): A framework that manages di... mechanisms
- Regularly monitoring and detecting unusual activities
|Attackers intercept and modify communication between user and application
|Session Hijacking: An attack where an unauthorized user take... (XSS)
|Attackers inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by users
|Attackers set a user’s session ID to a known value to hijack the session
|Attackers capture and analyze network traffic to steal session data