In this post, we are going to write about CROSS SITE SCRIPTING (XSS) (XSS vulnerability) and ways to protect it. Let’s start with an example:
Suppose you own a social networking website. As you know, users’ activity on these websites is mostly characterized by comments or comments.
The more users engage in publishing posts and comments, the more popular your website becomes. Unfortunately, the malware also gets more attention from your website. They intend to gain unauthorized access to your users’ websites and information.
If a popup with This is a test appears, it means your website is vulnerable to CROSS SITE SCRIPTING (XSS).
Malicious hackers can steal cookies from other users using XSS vulnerabilities, which can lead to session hijacking.
What uses a malicious CROSS SITE SCRIPTING (XSS) vulnerability to do:
- Playing worm (Worm) on social networking websites.
- DoS attack
- Stealing important information such as passwords