What is session hijacking?
Session hijacking is the misuse of a valid computer session. It is used to attain unauthorized and illegal access to a system. This access is attained using the â€œbrute forceâ€ attack where in he tries multiple idâ€™s to login in a system while the session is in progress. The most common method of session hijacking is IP spoofing where an attacker uses source-routed IP packets to insert commands into an active communication between two systems on a network and pretending itself as one of the authenticated users.