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Safety of cookies

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by stevenroose, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. stevenroose

    stevenroose Guest

    Hi,

    I was wondering about the safety of using cookies.
    The main question I have is: Can people add cookies to their own PC and make your browser think they are placed by a website??
    I remember that, when using IE6 long time ago, the cookies were just stored in small text files and I thought, then (being 12 years of age), that I could just add one myself.

    I'm not an expert of how browsers use and store cookies so I can't imagine how safe they are.

    So, my main question was: Can people add cookies to their own PC and make your browser think they are placed by a website??

    thanks in advance,

    Steven Roose
     
  2. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

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    Yes. You'd need to know the format of the cookie though, which may be difficult to determine, but there's nothing to stop you constructing one with a text or hex editor and placing it in the appropriate directory.
     
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    I just wrote a tutorial on this here:
    http://techmafias.com/Thread-all-about-cookies
     
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    fourthdimension, That link is not available for Guests. :(
     
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