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Cookie hijacking query [duplicate]

I am trying to understand cookies and the hijacking/mitigation methods. I have noticed that some websites are more secure than others. For example, I have two browsers (Edge and Firefox). I have ...
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Mistyped "google" and came to a suspicious page with a browser hijacker

I misspelt google as "googe" (very dumb, yes). It took me to a page that asked me to enter my birthdate. The URL was something along the lines of luj dott proasdf dott com After going to ...
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What can happen when you click on a bad link? [duplicate]

I sleepily clicked on this bad link yesterday (DONT CLICK Unless you know what you're doing: https://6to.me/idsoni7kjv with a "?fbclid=" param - presumably identifying me) I'm wondering how ...
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Can browser extention be compromised via cookie hijack?

Recently my PC has succumbed to an attack of this form caused by trojan and most propably all my cookies from Firefox were stolen. I concluded that after finding out that someone logged on to my ...
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Can a running SSH connection to a rootkit infected VPS be used to attack the remote client?

If a VPS running Debian 10 Xfce as a cloud desktop has been rootkit infected and there is an ongoing SSH connection with X2Go from a client to manage this server, is it possible for an attacker on the ...
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How to reliably detect Browser Exploitation Attacks with BeEF and other JavaScript hooking packages?

"Unlike other security frameworks, BeEF looks past the hardened network perimeter and client system, and examines exploitability within the context of the one open door: the web browser. BeEF ...
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my ip address comes out from a different ISP/Country

I noticed suddenly something weird on my PC. I am currently in Italy, Google all of a sudden is displayed in Arabic, and my IP is from an ISP in Czech Republic, and it is obviously different from the ...
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Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website? [closed]

I know this is a duplicate question, but there aren't any recent updates on the answers given to this question(here and here) and after a few years, I'm sure browser security has improved drastically. ...
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Is Firefox's new JavaScript support within PDF files a security concern?

Historically, we have learned that many security vulnerabilities and exploits have resulted from allowing document files to contain executable code, whether it be JavaScript, VBScript, another ...
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Mitigating physical cookie theft

Threat model: Malicious user gaining physical access to browser cookies (e.g., 3rd party repair guy copying cookies to his own device or something like that). Let's say legit user did not clear ...
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Can visiting website infect computer? [duplicate]

I have heard online that simply visiting a website can infect a computer. I had an instance recently where someone I know sent me a link but misspelled it. The misspelled link lead to a malicious ...
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Malware? Or a Browser Hijack by Google?

Today, clicking on links (via Chrome from my Google home page), I started seeing "https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/" come up instead of the site I had attempted to load. I'm ...
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Able to access other user information using valid session

So, I'ma login to the website using my valid account. But there is Web API (GET) using "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" or "parameter" that we can access without login. Some page needs to login to ...
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Safari frequently gets hijacked when visiting digg.com [closed]

About 6 months ago, every so often, when visiting digg.com, my browser (Safari) would get redirected to some malware site for updating Adobe Flash. This happened both on my iPhone (not jailbroken) and ...
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Json hijacking does not work [duplicate]

I have patched my site to prevent JSON hijacking. During this process, I was interested to see if I could actually exploit this vulnerability. So I created a foo.html, added a script tag which source ...
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Exploiting CORS and storing the response to server

I am trying to exploit misconfiguration CORS. I have created and hosted a file in HTML and Javascript where if someone clicks the link there HTTP response containing cookies will reflect them on the ...
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Is it possible to infer advanced cookie properties like expiration from Wireshark

I want to perform a cookie injection attack for demonstration purposes. I could achieve this using Firefox Cookie-Editor extension. However, the attack can only succeed if I enter the cookie name, ...
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Unable to inject cookies

As part of an exercise, I need to sniff cookies from a login page and inject them in the same login page. If the cookie injection is successful the user must be login without entering the user name ...
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How can I inject cookie from Wireshark into a browser sesson [duplicate]

For education and research purpose, I need to inject a cookie value into my browser to allow me login indirectly (without entering the user name and password). I collected traffic during a login ...
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Work internet redirecting to Twitch?

When connecting my laptop with the work LAN, I noticed that certain websites get redirected always to a twitch channel. I have changed the DNS configuration and used 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, but the ...
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Virtualized or Container (Remote) Based Browser Isolation is more secure?

There obvious costs differences between them but I am not sure from a security perspective which of them considered to be more secure.
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Will browser isolation solution protect our enterprise from Flash and JavaScript exploits and fileless malware?

Since we didn't see any pentest done to bypass on such solution, we don't really know if it worth purchasing such type of solution. Will this really protect us from Flash and JavaScript exploits, ...
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Redirection to a blank page after searching on Google with the search bar of Firefox

Today I tried to use the search bar in the top-right side of Firefox (ver 65.0 64-bit on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit), and the search bar contains "search Google in Traditional Chinese". When I use ...
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Are there any security implications to leaving Firefox's advanced developer tools enabled?

Mozilla's Firefox web browser has two advanced developer tools settings that are disabled by default. To enable them, open the Developer Tools settings, go to the section "Advanced Settings", and ...
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Firefox switches charset encoding, brings up request to install extensin. Is this a "browser virus"?

I use Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch) on my desktop, with Firefox and Chromium as my browsers. As I came back to my computer today after a few hours of non-use, and loaded a new browser frame, ...
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Websites that fill back button history with questionable pages

Occasionally I see links like the following (don't visit this on your main computer) that I am redirected to on Google. The back button will either redirect back to the page, or some other ...
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dll hijacking Related Questions

I read a about "dll hijacking" technology. This usually occurs in the installation directory.(% Program Files%) But, It is not possible to plant a DLL file in the "% Program Files%" path. Because ...
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Why would fraudsters use old user-agents (old browsers versions)?

I would like to know why fraudsters would use old User-agents (with old browsers versions) to make conversions for PPL (Pay-Per-Lead) or PPS (Pay-Per-Sales) offers in affiliate marketing? It seems ...
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Can an exploit in my browser read login passwords without logging in again?

When I log into my email account through a browser and open an email which exploits some vulnerability in my browser would it be possible for the attacker to take over my account? Passwords for full ...
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Can browser cookies be "physically" stolen?

Can someone with physical access to a target computer steal the web browser cookies in that and setup a rogue authenticated session later?
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User accessed Phishing link but didn't provide the credential but got hacked?

One of my colleagues received a phishing email in which he clicked on a link. The domain (www.phishing-link.biz) redirected to adfx.xxx.edu which does look like adfs authentication page. Colleague ...
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XSS prevention by securing cookies locally

i was wondering if there was a way to prevent XSS by creating a safe layer within the storage of cookies in the browser locally? Or would there be any unique ways to protect against XSS. I know this ...
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Can browser bypass hosts configuration file?

for example, assume I have edited the hosts file with the following line: 127.0.0.1 malicious-site.com if I happen to have installed a browser developed by people who owns this malicious website. ...
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Website just installed something to tor browser without my permission

This is an assumption, but as i was connecting to a website I saw the alert 'so and so website wants to install something to tor browser' and there was the 'Allow' button. I was going to retreat but ...
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Browser HiJacking Defense?

Let's suppose I'm on the internet all day long. Let's suppose I listen to talk show radio programs over the internet using a media player, something like Win Amp. Am I protected from a browser ...
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Go.redirectro issue [closed]

I have a hijacker problem "Go.redirectro" And it gave ma a horrible headache​ I tried registry editor and take a file by file deep look at my drive and uh god it took me long time Look i am a ...
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XSS - Suspicious email from Itunes - GF opened accidently

My GF received a random email from iTunes saying that she had started a new subscription, its a very convincing email until closer inspection. Anyway she clicked the link at the bottom to cancel it ...
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BeEF - What are the Indicators of Compromise (IOC)

If a phishing email came through with a link to a website hosting BeEF (or another such framework) what would be the Indicators of Compromise for such an attack. Additionally, if systems were ...
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Applicability/Purpose of Malicious .dll Injected Into Browsers

I am currently disassembling an instance of malware, of which, following a quick first pass, looks to be some augmented variant of ZueS. As I was quantitatively characterizing the targeting mechanics ...
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Browser custom protocol handlers

The possibility of running a shell command from an extension (NPAPI) has been phased out, but custom protocol handlers are still supported. What is the practical difference if an extension can still ...
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Malicious script compromising browser extensions

In Firefox or Chrome, is it possible for a web page script to compromise a user installed extension? This might involve access to extension private data or obtain the same execution privileges as ...
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Is it safe to store passwords in a Browser? [closed]

We are used to store passwords in Browsers for online login accounts. Where and how those passwords are saved and I hope it is encrypted ? Normally, the browser prompts for credentials (local) when ...
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Anonymity of session hijackers using dsploit [closed]

I was wondering about the possibility of finding out culprits who hijacked others' sessions and tried using google to find an answer several times, but I always failed. Before I ask a question, let's ...
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Browser hijacked on Debian [closed]

Seems someone has setup something in my system. I have several ports on localhost sending outbound communications. When in Firefox I type web.whatsapp.com for whatsapp web, I get a browser re-direct. ...
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Is powershell being executed from within Javascript a security risk?

One of our clients called after getting hit by a popup and being asked to call a number. This scam tatic has been growing faster and faster in terms of calls that we get. I was curious how they knew ...
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How to prevent serious browser hijackers like this? [closed]

I am using Chrome and experiencing serious hijackers problems. After finish loading a website, the hijackers adds a full-screen transparent trap. When I clicked on it, it pops a new tab containing ...
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Why do SSL enabled sites don't reply back according to "hosts" file record?

I was playing with the hosts file under my linux distro. Added an entry 192.168.3.121 www.facebook.com in the /etc/hosts file. Created 2 servers which link to an index.html file at ports 80 ...
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Browser exploits based purely on HTML + CSS

In 2011, Eli Fox-Epstein demonstrated a Rule 110 machine in HTML + CSS3. This led some to say that the combination of HTML + CSS3 is Turing complete. Regardless of whether HTML + CSS3 is technically ...
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Preventing Browser from BeEF Exploitation

BeEF is a great browser-based exploitation tool. But in some cases, people unknowingly get hooked due to beef when its hook.js is kept in an invisible iframe of an HTML source. So how can we detect ...
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Is there a way to sniff a "mousejack" attack?

I'm sure a lot of you are aware about the vulnerability in unencrypted wireless mouses. If not, here's a website reporting on the vulnerability: https://www.mousejack.com/ It sounds like the best way ...
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