- [Instructor] HTTP is a stateless protocol,…so there's no retention of any…information between webpages.…However there's often a need for managing information…across a web session consisting of multiple interactions.…Consequently, web developers will code their systems…to uniquely track a web user through the use…of unique sessions IDs issued by the server.…Each browser request sent to the web server…will then include session ID.…Session IDs will often be used as a way…to uniquely identify an authenticated user,…and potentially enable access to sensitive information.…
We can see the private sessions start…
This course teaches you what session hijacking is, and how black-hat hackers use it to attack an organization. Learn how TCP, web, and wireless protocols work and how hackers exploit them. Find out how to use built-in Windows and Linux tools, as well as specialized third-party solutions such as Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) and Cain, to detect and shore up vulnerabilities. Author and cybersecurity expert Malcolm Shore also discusses remote hijacking, which allows hackers to take control of drones or even vehicles.
Note: This course maps to the Session Hijacking domain of the Certified Ethical Hacking exam. Review the exam objectives at the EC-Council's website.
- Hijacking a network session, such as a Telnet session
- Understand web sessions
- Intercepting sessions via man-in-the-middle or man-in-the-browser attacks
- Downgrading a session by stripping SSL
- Using ARP poisoning through Subterfuge
- Hijacking an HTTP session through cookies
- Using hijacking defense tools: Zed Attack Proxy and Cain
- Service hijacking (DNS and SSH)
- Hijacking in the physical world: cars and drones