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A Comparative Study of Security Level of Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail by Using Session Hijacking Hacking Test


Thawatchai Chomsiri


Vol. 8  No. 5  pp. 23-26


This research presents the results of the experimental about security level of three famous Web Mails?Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail. These three Web Mails were hacked by means of Session Hijacking. The researcher conducted this experiment on the LAN system and used information capturing technique to gain Cookies and Session ID inside Cookies. Then, Hijacking was conducted by using two Hijacking methods. The first method, which was common and easy to conduct, used only one Cookie. The second method, which was not very popular but offered high penetrating power, used all Cookies (Cookies cloned by SideJacking tools). The results show that the Web Mail with the highest security level is Yahoo Mail; the second one is Hotmail; and the Web Mail with the lowest security level is Gmail.


Session Hijacking, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hack, Cookie