Bypassing Passwords
Author(s): Asbjørn Reglund Thorsen

Date: December 2013
Publication: Passwords13 Bergen
Source: Currently no known Internet copy of paper.

Abstract or Summary:
Passwords are often the primary means of authenticating to a web site, but afterwards authentication cookies are used to identify your session. This talk discusses the risks of passing session cookies over unencrypted connections (HTTP instead of HTTPS). It introduces a new tool named Webspy (similar to the older Firesheep) that can be automated to capture session cookies off the local network and use them in your browser to impersonate users.

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