Sidejacking

From ACT Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Cybersecurity - cyber attacks.

Sidejacking is a form of cyber attack in which an attacker steals a session cookie from a legitimate website visited by a legitimate client.

These cookies often contain usernames and passwords, and are generally sent back unencrypted, even if the original log-in was protected via https.

The session cookie is then used to gain unauthorised access to systems.


See also