Understanding Session Hijacking and How to Prevent It
Understanding Session Hijacking...?
Session hijacking is a security attack that involves an unauthorized person gaining access to a legitimate user’s session. This can happen when an attacker intercepts and uses the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Com... or token of a legitimate user to impersonate them and access sensitive information or perform actions on their behalf.
Types of Session Hijacking
2.1. In-Transit Session Hijacking
In-transit session hijacking, also known as E2E Encryption (End-to-End Encryption): A system of communic..., occurs when an attacker intercepts the communication between the user and the server to steal the Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve....
2.2. Malvertising: Malicious online advertising that contains mal...
Session Hijacking: An attack where an unauthorized user take... (XSS) attacks can also lead to session hijacking by injecting malicious scripts into a web application, which can then hijack the user’s session.
Understanding Session Hijacking and How...
An attacker may use a packet sniffer to intercept and read network traffic to obtain session Tor (The Onion Router): Free software for enabling anonymous... information. Once the attacker has the session ID, they can use it to impersonate the user and gain unauthorized access to their account.
Preventing Session Hijacking
There are several measures that can be taken to
Prevent Session Hijacking
- Use HTTPS to encrypt communication between the user’s device and the server.
- Implement A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a malicious... to detect and block potential session hijacking attempts.
Session hijacking is a serious threat to the security of online sessions and can lead to unauthorized access to sensitive information. By understanding the different types of session hijacking and implementing preventive measures, businesses and individuals can reduce the risk of falling Swatting: A harassment tactic where a perpetrator deceives a... to this type of attack.