Atlassian & SecSoc - Stealing Chrome cookies without a password


Buckle up kiddo we're gonna commit digital sin.

If you steal someone's Chrome cookies, you can log in to their accounts on every website they're logged in to. Normally you need the user's password to do it, but I found a way to do it without the password. You just need to be able to execute code on their computer. It works by using Chrome's Remote Debugging Protocol. To my knowledge this is the only way to extract a user's Chrome cookies without their password, and by far the easiest way. It involves plugging together several extremely forbidden and undocumented Chrome features, as well as figuring out how to speak the websocket protocol stealthily on a victim's machine. This talk is about how the technique was found, how it works, and what you can do with it.

Alex is part of the Red Team at Atlassian and will also be sharing about his experiences.