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cookie poisoning

The modification of or theft of a cookie in a user's machine by an attacker in order to release personal information. If the cookie contains username and password, thieves can use their own computers and confiscated cookies to enter victims' accounts. See cookie.
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The tool reveals Web application vulnerabilities using the same techniques used by hackers, including the manipulation of IT infrastructure vulnerabilities, parameter tampering, Web services and SOAP vulnerabilities, hidden field manipulation, cookie poisoning, stealth commanding, backdoor and debug options, database sabotage, buffer overflow attacks, data encoding, and protocol piggybacking.