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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Accessing an e-mail by stealing cookies

A cookie is, usually, a small data file sent by a website to a user's computer to store information while the user is browsing a website. Generally, this information is used by the website if the user decides to visit the website in the future by giving the website details on previous activity. Cookies are also used in some cases to store usernames and encrypted password values so that users don't have to enter a username and password every time they visit a website.

In this recipe we will use Easy Credentials to steal cookies from a victim on our network. Easy Credentials (or easy-creds as its commonly referred) is a bash script that uses tools such as Ettercap, URLStrip, SSLStrip, and others to automate ...

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