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Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF)

CSRF attacks manipulate the inability of the web applications to authenticate user access, putting entire networks at risk. This session-riding, which allows the hacker to use an active session of the victim to perform actions on his behalf without his prior knowledge or consent, are hard to detect as they are disguised into normal user requests.

CSRF attacks can be executed exclusively or in tandem with other techniques. But they are most commonly initiated with the help of social engineering techniques.

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