Testing for security in the age of Ajax programming

Wednesday, 4 October 2006, 12:31 PM EST

Ajax (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) allows a web page to refresh a small portion of its data from a web server, rather than being forced to reload and redraw the entire page as in traditional web programming. Since they can make frequent, small updates, web applications written with Ajax programming can present user interfaces that are more like desktop applications, which are more natural and intuitive interfaces for most users. However, just like Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man), with great power comes great responsibility. Web applications have become prime targets for malicious users and hackers performing SQL injection and similar attacks.

At SPI Dynamics.

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