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WHAT IS SESSION HIJACKING ATTACK AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM?
Session hijacking is a web attack carried out by a cybercriminal to steal valuable data or information. It works based on the principle of computer sessions and the cybercriminals makes use of the active sessions. In order to better understand how a session attack happens, it is important to know what is a session and how the session works. What is a Session? In the online landscape, the terminology “Session” refers to the certain time period of the temporary interaction between a user and the website or of two computer systems. Simply put, the intermediate time of the log-in and log-off during the operation of an account is termed as a session. Sequentially, a session is considered valid up to the end of the interaction/connection. How Does Session Hijacking Happen? An attacker makes use of an active session to place himself in between the connected computers or website and the user by impersonating a “magic cookie” or a token from the user’s browser. READ MORE