Cybercrooks add Ajax coding to bag of hacking tricks


The hot new technology behind slick Web pages has suddenly become the hot new tool for cybercriminals. The technology, Ajax coding and Web tools, enables popular websites such as Google Maps and MySpace.com to come alive. It is also the technology behind Windows Live, the slate of cutting edge online services Microsoft has begun testing.

But hackers and cybercrooks have discovered that Ajax can be tweaked in myriad ways. By corrupting one of the dozens of data exchanges Ajax handles while loading a Web page, a hacker can take over control of the PC. Security News: Cybercrooks add Ajax coding to bag of hacking tricks

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