Cross-Site Scripting Hits Major Sites

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:00 pm

Dark Reading and SC Magazine covered a story about hackers posting cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilies en mass on dozens of high profile websites including Dell, MSN, HP, Apple, Myspace, YouTube, MSN, Cingular, etc. The media coverage drew the hacker’s attention to the publication’s websites where they got a taste first-hand.

On message board wall-of-shame is PC World, MacWorld, Fox News, the Independent, and ZDNet UK. “…not only did we get the “scoop” on the XSS site problems, but we also got the message loud and clear: Don’t assume you’re immune to XSS vulnerabilities. They’re everywhere.” The news comes shortly after Mitre (CVE) released statistics showing XSS has become the most popular exploit. Unfortunately new XSS attacks are growing increasingly severe and scanners are unable to find many of the issues on modern websites.”

Source: slashdot


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