Points of attack: PHP and Ajax

Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 4:18 PM EST

Itís easy to get caught up in the dynamic potential of Ajax. But with innumerable possibilities also comes increased risk. If security isnít a major concern, it should be.

Consider a registration form built out of PHP. Any aspect of your script that accepts and processes data is a potential point of attack. If you add Ajax, what youíre doing is increasing the complexity of the application and, by extension, introducing greater vulnerability. More points of entry equal a larger attack surface, and that means potential problems for your application.

At O'Reilly.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Internet of Things: Bracing for the data flood

Whether we think we should be connecting the IoT and our existing systems together or not, the basic imperative to extract business intelligence from the raw information will demand that the connection takes place.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //