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What is CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery)?

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) also known as session riding or one-click attack is a security attack that executes unwanted actions on a web application on behalf of a logged-in user. To understand this, take this scenario: suppose there is a user logged-in to their account (perhaps on a social media application). To track user sessions, the application stores cookies in user's browsers. When a user gets authenticated, a cookie is saved on their browser and on subsequent calls that they make to the application, the cookie gets sent with the request.

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