Craig Pepper
June 13, 2024
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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Understanding and Preventing Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks involve injecting malicious scripts into web pages viewed by users. These scripts can steal cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information.

Types of XSS Attacks:

  1. Stored XSS: Malicious script is permanently stored on the target server.
  2. Reflected XSS: Malicious script is reflected off a web server.
  3. DOM-Based XSS: Exploits vulnerabilities in the Document Object Model.

Protection Tips:

  • Validate and sanitize user input.
  • Implement Content Security Policy (CSP) to restrict script execution.
  • Use secure coding practices and regularly test for vulnerabilities.

By adopting secure coding practices, you can protect against XSS attacks.

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