Beginners Guide to
Application Security

Beginners Guide to
Application Security

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

XSS attacks occur when malicious code is injected into trusted/well-known websites. It utilizes the user’s browser as its breeding ground, with the malware being transferred in the form of browser side scripts. XSS payloads trick the victim’s browser into executing dangerous commands, eventually leading to cookie theft and data manipulation.  

 There are four main types of XSS attacks – Stored Cross-Site Scripting, Reflected Cross-Site Scripting, DOM Based XSS and Post Method XSS. Read More

 

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