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stevenroose 23Mar2009 22:42

Safety of cookies
 
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

xpi0t0s 23Mar2009 22:59

Re: Safety of cookies
 
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.

fourthdimension 24Mar2009 01:22

Re: Safety of cookies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenroose (Post 44739)
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

I just wrote a tutorial on this here:
http://techmafias.com/Thread-all-about-cookies

shabbir 24Mar2009 08:36

Re: Safety of cookies
 
fourthdimension, That link is not available for Guests. :(

fourthdimension 24Mar2009 09:08

Re: Safety of cookies
 
Sorry. I didn't realize that. I copied it to here:
http://www.go4expert.com/showthread.php?t=16641
Although I think I posted it to the forums instead of the articles by mistake. Feel free to move it if it makes a difference.

shabbir 24Mar2009 10:17

Re: Safety of cookies
 
Moved !!

SpOonWiZaRd 25Mar2009 14:36

Re: Safety of cookies
 
You can use Firefox to edit cookies and get the add-ons from this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...e+edit&cat=all


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