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how to prevent cookies from getting stolen?


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#1 5thForce

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:25 PM

RECENTLY I CAME ACROSS MANY ARTICLES ON NET SHOWING

"HOW HACKERS ARE STEALING COOKIE USING DIFFERENT COOKIE STEALER softwares " and i read that they are using CRYPTORS AND BINDERS (hinding .EXE files in jpg etc.......)so antivirus softwares will not detect it....

i just want to know is there any way to prevent cookies from getting stolen?



I AM USING MOZILLA FIREFOX AND I USED TO DELETE MY HISTORY AND COOKIES AFTER SURFING but this is not enough because when you log in again in your email etc.... the cookie stealer will steal your cookies....

I HAVE INSTALLED KIS 2010


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

[img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:m001Bk_gZmyGxM:http://www.noworriescatering.com/cookiejar.jpg[/img] :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:27 AM

How to Prevent Cookie Theft



this tutorial only focused on mozilla firefox
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:39 AM

Yes...you did say:

I AM USING MOZILLA FIREFOX


But the same prevention principles in that article can apply to other browsers.
1. Watch the links you click.
2. Clear your cookies after every session.

For others reading this thread and unsure what this is all about, here is some background.

A computer exchanges information with a web server as you browse. Included in that information are segmentations of data for transmission (packets) containing the HTTP headers sent by the user which help get it to its destination. Since HTTP headers include cookies associated with the website, a hacker can intercept the cookie values using a technique called "sniffing". Once the hacker has that information, they can connect to the same website using the original user's authorized cookie values, thereby impersonating the user. The two most common causes of cookie disclosure are browser exploits and cross-site scripting. To learn more about this, please read:
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:05 PM

Personally, I use
Opera for accessing accounts like PayPal etc. Yes Opera is strong and safe browser too.
Firefox for regular sites
Firefox through Sandboxie for accessing unknown websites

So Cookie thieves go somewhere else.




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