Hackers are using cookies to sidestep two-factor authentication

Fionna Agomuah reports:

“Cookie stealing” is among the latest trends in cybercrimes that hackers are using to bypass credentials and access private databases, according to Sophos.

Typical security advice for organizations has been to move their most sensitive information to cloud services or to use multifactor authentication (MFA) as a safety means. However, bad actors have figured out how to swipe cookies connected to login details and replicate them to hack the active or recent web sessions of programs that are not commonly refreshed.

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