Why browser cookies are a security risk

How do various websites remember your password and account registration info?

In a word, cookies. These are small files which contain information sites use for various tasks. Besides remembering your account info, these can be used to track what pages users visit the most or to personalize what ads to display.

While not themselves harmful, cyber criminals may use cookies to either collect the information in them (accounts and passwords) or to keep track of infected computers.

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