Securing 'pickle'

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au
Fri Jul 11 03:06:05 CEST 2003


On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 13:20:48 +1200, David McNab wrote:
> I'm writing a web app framework which stores pickles in client
> cookies.

Sounds like a waste of bandwidth, in addition to the security concerns
you raise.

Why not store the pickles on the server, and set a session cookie to
refer to them?  That way, you only send a short session ID instead of
the whole pickle, and messing with the cookie doesn't alter the pickles.

(Mmm, all this talk of food...)

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