Session Hijacking

Session Hijacking is the exploitation of the web session control mechanism, where the hacker exploits vulnerable connections and steals HTTP cookies to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information/data stored in web servers. This kind of attack, also known as Cookie Hijacking or TCP Session Hijacking, can be performed in many kinds of ways.

Besides using the ever-popular Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), hackers can also use session sniffing, man-in-the-middle (MITM) and man-in-the-browser techniques.

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