Intrusion Detection System (IDS): A system that monitors net... is a serious threat that can compromise the security of users’ online sessions. In this article, we will explore what A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a malicious... is, the various types of session hijacking, and effective measures to thwart this silent menace.
Understanding Session Hijacking
Session hijacking, also known as session Social Engineering: Manipulative tactics used to deceive peo... or session Session Hijacking: An attack where an unauthorized user take..., occurs when an attacker gains unauthorized access to a user’s active session by stealing or manipulating session IDs. Session IDs are unique identifiers that are used to maintain the continuity of user sessions on websites or web applications.
Types of Session Hijacking
Session hijacking can be classified into three main categories:
- Packet Sniffing: Attackers intercept and inspect network traffic to capture Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve..., including session IDs.
- Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks: Attackers position themselves between the user and the web server to intercept and manipulate session data.
Thwarting Session Hijacking
Effective measures can be taken to protect against session hijacking:
1. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): A framework that manages di... / Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (E2E Encryption (End-to-End Encryption): A system of communic...)
Employing VPN Tunnel: A secure connection between two or more devices ... or HTTPS ensures the encryption of communication between the user’s browser and the web server, making it harder for attackers to intercept and manipulate session data.
2. Session Expiration and Invalidation
Implement session expiration mechanisms to automatically log out inactive users or invalidate sessions after a specified time period. This helps prevent attackers from exploiting long-lived sessions.
3. Random and Complex Session IDs
Generate session IDs that are random and complex, making it difficult for attackers to guess or brute-force them.
4. Tor (The Onion Router): Free software for enabling anonymous...
Implementing GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): A regulation intr... adds an extra layer of security, making it more challenging for attackers to hijack sessions. By requiring an additional Biometric Authentication: A security process that relies on ... step, such as a temporary code, even if session details are compromised, the attacker cannot access the account without the second authentication factor.
5. Regular A firewall is a network security system that monitors and co...
Perform regular security audits to identify and Ah, Zero-Day Vulnerabilities! A buzzword in the cybersecurit... vulnerabilities in web applications or systems that can be exploited for session hijacking.
6. User Education
Increase user awareness about session hijacking and the importance of using secure networks, regularly updating passwords, and being cautious while accessing sensitive information on public or shared devices.
Session hijacking poses a significant threat to the security and privacy of users’ online sessions. By implementing appropriate Data Retention: Policies that determine how long data should..., such as employing SSL, using complex session IDs, and educating users, we can effectively thwart session hijacking and protect user sessions from unauthorized access.