How to prevent Session and Cookie Hacking?
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- February 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm #53273
The session and cookie hacking can’t breach the database or the web application, but it can yield user accounts. A session is an entity triggered when users begin contact with a web server and consists of a period of communication between users and web application which is authenticated using security measures like a username and password.
Steps to prevent hacking:
-In order to prevent hackers from setting session ID’s prior to login, ID’s should be changed often, therefore, the session_regenerate_id() function should be used every time the user logs in, assigning them a fresh ID.
-The risk of this hacking can be mitigated by revalidating a user who is about to perform sensitive tasks like resetting their password (i.e. by making them re-enter their old password).
-If the user’s password is to be stored in a session variable, it needs to be encrypted (using the sha1() function).
-If your web application is handling sensitive information like debit and credit card numbers, then practicing an SSL or any other secured connection can also prevent session and cookie hacking
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