Cookie exploits News
March 17, 2017
Although minting authentication cookies is not widely understood, the Yahoo hacker indictments has brought it to the forefront and shown it can be very dangerous.
December 16, 2016
News of a 2013 Yahoo breach will likely not be the jolt Americans need to become more cyber-savvy -- and that's scary. Also, Trump meets with tech leaders; FCC chair to resign.
December 19, 2014
Check Point has uncovered a widespread home router security vulnerability, dubbed Misfortune Cookie, that could allow attackers to gain control over millions of devices.
October 31, 2014
News roundup: Verizon gave its mobile users an early Halloween trick: a cookie that cannot be erased, despite a number of privacy concerns. Also: compromising an air-gapped computer over the air; an alleged government-funded hack against a CBS reporter and more.
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Browser and device fingerprinting create cookies that users cannot prevent nor delete. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to address the threat. Continue Reading
Super-sized cookies are behind an innovative new denial-of-service attack. Enterprise threats expert Nick Lewis discusses how to prevent these cookies from getting onto your network. Continue Reading
Misfortune Cookie is a firmware vulnerability in some routers that makes it possible for an attacker to gain administrative privileges and attack the devices and, through them, the network. Continue Reading
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A newly discovered attack can break the RC4 cipher and decrypt user cookies. Expert Michael Cobb explains the attack and the relevance of RC4 in enterprises today. Continue Reading
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While the Misfortune Cookie router flaw can only be fixed by hardware vendors, there are several things enterprises can do to minimize the impact of such a vulnerability. Expert Kevin Beaver explains. Continue Reading
While cookies can be helpful, mobile persistent cookies can pose a serious threat to users and enterprises. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to mitigate the risk and eliminate the threat. Continue Reading
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Yahoo claimed a vulnerability in its email service enabled attackers to use forged cookies to gain access to user accounts. Expert Michael Cobb explains how these cookies are used. Continue Reading