Secure programming best practices for Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 9:14 AM EST

Today, the Windows Vista Sidebar hosts Gadgets built from HTML, JavaScript, and potentially ActiveX controls, and because Gadgets are HTML, they are subject to Cross-site Scripting style bugs. These bugs are extremely serious because script in the Sidebar is capable of running arbitrary code in the context of the locally logged-on user.

This document outlines some of the secure programming best practices that should be considered when building Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets.

At MSDN.

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