Sessions are more secure than cookies, since they’re normally protected by some kind of server-side security. … You can generally rest assured that your information will be safe on the server side.
Actually, technically cookies are more secure than sessions are. Since sessions are based on cookies they can only be as secure as cookies are, and almost always less secure than that. However, unless you have a very good implementation, sessions will be safer for you.
Cookies store it directly on the client. Sessions use a cookie as a key of sorts, to associate with the data that is stored on the server side. It is preferred to use sessions because the actual values are hidden from the client, and you control when the data expires and becomes invalid.
If the session cookie doesn’t have the secure attribute enabled, it is not encrypted between the client and the server, and this means the cookie is exposed to Unsecured Session Cookie hacking and abuse. Session cookies are used to perform session management for web applications.
Are sessions secure?
PHP sessions are only secure as your application makes them. PHP sessions will give the user a pseudorandom string (“session ID”) for them to identify themselves with, but if that string is intercepted by an attacker, the attacker can pretend to be that user.
What are the 3 types of sessions?
three types of session in asp.net.
- inprocess session.
- out Process session.
- SQl-server session.
You won’t set all your important information in a cookie, because users can mess that information up. Data in your session is more secure. A cookie’s data can be modified, as the data is stored locally (on the client), where as a session’s data is stored on the server, and can not be modified (by the client).
When using cookies its important to remember to:
- Limit the amount of sensitive information stored in the cookie.
- Limit the subdomains and paths to prevent interception by another application.
- Enforce SSL so the cookie isn’t sent in cleartext.
The purpose of the secure attribute is to prevent cookies from being observed by unauthorized parties due to the transmission of the cookie in clear text. … By setting the secure attribute, the browser will prevent the transmission of a cookie over an unencrypted channel.