XSS attacks have the potential to cause serious threats to companies and enterprise accounts which can result in identity theft and data theft. By executing XSS attacks, hackers are able to inject and spread viruses and worms throughout the company’s network, access clipboard data and browsing histories and even gain remote control of the browser which helps them search for and identify other possible vulnerabilities which can be used for further XSS attacks.
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a form of exploit that occurs when unauthorized commands, which would be normally rejected, which results in the website being tricked to believe that the malicious user is an authorized user via a forged authorization. Upon a successful exploit of this vulnerability, the hacker is able to access functions of the web application that would normally be denied.
Risks associated with CSRF attacks include impersonation and identity riding, modification of application data using the victim’s credentials and permissions, launching organized attacks against all of the application’s users, exploitation of vulnerable DSL routers and more.
CSRF is often pronounced “sea-surf” and is alternatively abbreviated as XSRF.
Vulnerabilities associated with Node.js include application layer DDoS, attacks which can bring servers to their knees, brute-force attacks and business logic attacks.
-A clear separation between domain data, view components and data to be displayed
-The presence of a clearly defined layer of specialized code to manage the relationships between the view components
AngularJS is an open-source web application framework that was released in 2010 and is maintained by Google and a community of individuals and companies. Created based on the belief that declarative programming should be used to create user interfaces and connect software components. AngularJS is much more lightweight that a typical framework and as a result, many confuse it with a library.
Developers do need to worry about security holes in AngularJS which include injections, broken authentication and session management, cross-site scripting (XSS), insecure direct object references, security misconfigurations and more.
Authored by TJ Holowaychuk, ExpressJS is the “most starred NodeJS related package on GitHub, and averages over a million downloads every week.” In June 2014, AngularJS rights were acquired by Strongloop, which was subsequently acquired by IBM in 2015.
Released in 1996 by the New Zealand-based Jade Software Corporation, JADE is a, “proprietary object-oriented software development and deployment platform product.” JADE was developed in order to create a seamlessly integrated programming language to allow developers to create one application from end-to-end rather than having to write three different applications for the database server, application server, and presentation client in addition to the code needed for them to communicate with each other.
Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by, “providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.”
Developed by Jeremy Ashkenas and released in 2010, a larger number of popular web applications, such as Airbnb, Drupal 8, LinkedIn and Pandora are built with Backbone.js.
Handlebars, developed by Yehuda Katz in 2010, is a semantic web template system and is a superset of Mustache that can render Mustache template as well as Handlebar template. Mustache templates can be swapped out with Handlebars in most cases.
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