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AJAX poses Web 2.0 security threat

Web apps can by hijacked, says Fortify

Many web applications written using the popular AJAX programming technique are vulnerable to a JavaScript hijacking attack, security company Fortify Software has claimed.

Fortify said that the "pervasive and critical vulnerability" is present in 11 of the 12 most popular AJAX frameworks, and therefore in many Web 2.0 applications. It allows an attacker to pose as the application's user and intercept data sent via JavaScript commands, by using the




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