AJAX Vulnerabilities Could Pose Serious RisksBy Matt Hines | Posted 2006-08-03 Email Print
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News Analysis: Sloppy programming and the rush to add Web 2.0 technology to Web sites could create a significant attack vector that threatens businesses and private users alike.LAS VEGASAJAX technology is rapidly being adopted by online businesses to help boost the interactivity of their Web sites, but a long list of potential vulnerabilities introduced by inexperienced programmers could create a troubling security landscape for Web 2.0 technologies.
For instance, the technology can allow a Webmail site to automatically download messages into a user's inbox without requiring the individual to refresh their browser screen. Well-known sites such as Google Maps, Yahoo and MySpace already employ AJAX tools in a number of ways.
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