Session hijacking attacks attempt to steal the authentication credentials of an authorized user who logged into a system and then reuse those credentials to gain access to the system. In this video, learn how attackers exploit cookies to steal session credentials and the ways that security professionals can defend against these session hijacking attacks.
- [Instructor] Cookies are often used…for web application authentication.…After a user logs into a system,…the web server provides a cookie…so that the user doesn't need…to continuously log into the system…every time he or she requests a new web page.…Presenting the cookie with each request…causes the web server to reference…the earlier successful login.…One major flaw with some web applications…is that they don't use random cookies.…Instead, they use a guessable value.…Let's go ahead and take a look at an example.…
We'll turn to the WebGoat application…security demonstration tool and the Zap web proxy.…This time, we're using a simple web application…that asks for a username and a password,…and has a login button.…I have two accounts that I know exist on this server,…and I'm going to go ahead…and start the Zap application proxy…and tell it to intercept the login request.…I go back to the application.…The first time I'll log on with the WebGoat account,…and click the log in button.…
Zap intercepts that request,…and when I step through it,…
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- Using biometric measures as identification mechanisms
- Multifactor authentication
- Password authentication protocols
- How LDAP and Kerberos work together
- Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
- Mandatory and discretionary access controls
- Defending against password attacks
- Social engineering attacks
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