(also per-session cookie)
Session cookies are small text files that track users’ actions and temporarily store information about their preferences on their devices. Unlike persistent cookies, they disappear when the user logs out of the website or closes the browser. However, if they don’t receive the proper management, hackers use them as vulnerabilities to easily access users’ information. While the cookie goes from the user’s computer to the website server, hackers can gain unauthorized access by impersonating themselves as the user. Hackers use a few methods to steal sensitive information.
See also: XSS, session fixation attack
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