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Quiz: Secure Web directories and development, answer No. 3

The correct answer is: False
The value of a hidden form field can be easily read by anyone viewing the page source. An attacker can look through Web pages stored in a computer's cache and use or change the value in order to try to fraudulently access other information. The correct way to handle sensitive information is by using session variables or a temporary database record.

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This was first published in June 2005

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