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Miscellaneous => Miscellaneous Projects => Topic started by: Magnum on April 03, 2017, 09:04:41 AM

Title: Bad cookies
Post by: Magnum on April 03, 2017, 09:04:41 AM
Does anyone know how the "forged cookies" are made.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hacking-in-america/what-forged-cookie-how-did-it-allow-hackers-get-my-n721866

The 2nd sentence does not inspire much confidence in me. :-)

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So, you should put forged cookies low on the list of scary things to worry about on the internet. However, Grossman said changing your password regularly should theoretically negate any forged cookies - should they even exist.


Should I change my email from Yahoo to someone else ?
With over 1/2 billion accounts effected, someone is dropping the ball.
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: anunitu on April 03, 2017, 02:33:57 PM
Get a gmail account..yahoo has been leaky for a long time.
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: Magnum on April 03, 2017, 02:40:21 PM
Thank you anunitu
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: hutch-- on April 04, 2017, 03:58:28 AM
Use a browser that gives you the option of deleting all your cookies.
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: anunitu on April 04, 2017, 04:41:14 AM
As Hutch said...
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: Magnum on April 04, 2017, 05:00:17 AM
But wouldn't doing so require one to manually log in to every site ?

Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: hutch-- on April 04, 2017, 03:29:48 PM
There is yet another trick, use a browser that has an "incognito" mode which means it deletes all of the cookies on exit.
Title: Re: Bad cookies
Post by: anunitu on April 04, 2017, 09:44:39 PM
Freedom is not free,and if you go on the web,be sure to wear your best armor...Its a jungle out there..!!