Deadly Consequences of XSS

by Interference Security
Oct. 8, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Apps & Hardening

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a very popular term, not just among web application security guys, but also among developers, where popping an alert box with a message in it is a HUGE hit.Among the locations where XSS is generally found in a web application, the most common is a search form. Before we go ahead, I would like to give a brief introduction to XSS and its types. According to OWASP’s “Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities of 2013,” Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is in the third position. This vulnerability exists in most web applications, ranging from a small organization’s website to that of big MNCs.