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Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers by Stephan S. Jones, Kevin Groom, Frank M. Groom

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Chapter 9

Browser Security and Cross-Site Scripting

Browser security is an important topic in information security because a large portion of the population uses computers, primarily for browsing the Internet. A simple lack of browser security knowledge plagues many Internet users who fall victim to constant pop-ups, adware, spyware, and other forms of malware downloaded from the Internet. There are a variety of attacks that can occur based on the vulnerabilities within various Internet browsers, which include exploiting JavaScript, Structured Query Language (SQL) injection, and cross-site scripting. Frequently, these browsers are not aware of the breaches when they occur and may often display a “fake safe” connection. For instance, if a user ...

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