AJAX Vulnerabilities Could Pose Serious Risks

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.

AJAX 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.

Speaking at the ongoing Black Hat security conference being held here July 31 - Aug. 3, Billy Hoffman, lead research engineer in the labs division of Atlanta-based security software maker SPI Dynamics, outlined a range of shortcomings he sees in the current development process for most common AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) applications. AJAX Vulnerabilities Could Pose Serious Risks

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 4th August 2006 3:00AM