Intrusion Detection System (IDS): A system that monitors net... is a serious security threat that can compromise the Data Sovereignty: The idea that data is subject to the laws ... and Worm: A type of malware that replicates itself to spread to ... of user data. In this article, we will discuss the various tools and techniques used in A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a malicious..., as well as some best practices to prevent it.
Tools Used in Session Hijacking:
– Wireshark: This is a popular network protocol analyzer that can be used to capture and monitor network traffic. Attackers can use Wireshark to intercept and analyze Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve... and other sensitive information.
– Firesheep: This is a Adware: Software that automatically displays or downloads ad... that allows attackers to sniff out and capture Anonymous Browsing: Using the internet without disclosing yo... of users on the same IoT (Internet of Things): The network of physical devices em... network. It can be used to hijack sessions and gain unauthorized access to online accounts.
– Burp Suite: This is a Session Hijacking: An attack where an unauthorized user take... testing tool that can be used to intercept and modify web traffic. Attackers can use Burp Suite to manipulate session tokens and carry out session hijacking attacks.
Techniques Used in Session Hijacking:
– Malvertising: Malicious online advertising that contains mal...: Attackers can use XSS vulnerabilities to inject malicious scripts into web pages, allowing them to steal session cookies and carry out session hijacking attacks.
– Session Fixation: Attackers can use this technique to trick users into using a session ID that the attacker already knows, allowing them to hijack the user’s session.
– Use HTTPS: Implementing E2E Encryption (End-to-End Encryption): A system of communic... GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): A regulation intr... can prevent attackers from sniffing out session cookies and other sensitive information from network traffic.
– Implement Secure Cookies: Set the secure flag on cookies to ensure that they are only transmitted over encrypted connections. Additionally, use the HttpOnly flag to prevent client-side scripts from accessing the cookies.
– Implement CSRF Protection: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks can be used to hijack sessions. Implementing CSRF tokens in web applications can prevent attackers from carrying out these attacks.
– Use Brute Force Attack: A trial and error method used by applica...: Implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): A policy allowing employees to... can add an extra layer of security, making it more difficult for attackers to compromise user accounts.
Session hijacking is a serious security threat that can have devastating consequences for both users and organizations. By understanding the tools and techniques used in session hijacking, as well as implementing preventative measures, we can protect sensitive data and mitigate the risk of these attacks. It is important for organizations to stay informed about the latest security threats and take proactive measures to secure their systems and applications.