Ajax poses new security threat

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 2:09 PM EST

The Achilles' heel of Ajax is security. Despite its usefulness, this programming approach introduces a new vulnerability into Web sites and user interactions: The execution of downloaded JavaScript code on the client.

A multitude of security problems followed on the heels of Microsoft Visual Basic developers' use of ActiveX controls in Web applications. There was repeated opportunity for imposters or uninvited intruders to substitute their own executables in the download and run them on unsuspecting users' PCs.

At InformationWeek.

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