Session Hijacking definition in Cybersecurity

Session hijacking is an attack where a user session is taken over by an attacker. This can allow the attacker to steal session cookies and impersonate the victim.

Notable Incidents

  1. Firesheep, a tool released in 2010 that demonstrated how easy it was to execute session hijacking on unsecured HTTP websites.
  2. WhatsApp Web session hijacking through QR code vulnerabilities.

How to Protect Your Network against Session Hijacking

  1. Use HTTPS to secure all pages on your site.
  2. Implement secure cookie attributes like HttpOnly and Secure.