Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in fobybus/social-media-skeleton
Aug 14th 2023
A Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack is a type of malicious attack whereby an attacker tricks a victim into performing an action on a website that they do not intend to do. This can be done by sending the victim a malicious link or by exploiting a vulnerability in the website.
For example, an attacker could send a victim a malicious link that looks like it comes from a legitimate website. When the victim clicks on the link, it will submit a request to the website to transfer money from the victim's account to the attacker's account. The victim would not have intended to do this, but they would have been tricked into doing it by the attacker.
The attacker could use the victim's email address to impersonate the victim. This could be used to commit fraud or to damage the victim's reputation