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Definition Edit

Cookie manipulation is

[a]ltering or modification of cookie values, on the client's web browser, to exploit security issues within a web application.[1]

Overview Edit

"Attackers will normally manipulate cookie values to fraudulently authenticate themselves to a web site. This is an example of the problem of trusting the user to provide reasonable input."[2]

References Edit

  1. The Web Security Glossary (full-text).
  2. Id.

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