Security

Detecting and Preventing Security Threats on Servers and Browsers

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Executive Summary

The people reliance on web based services through browsers for everyday life activities has increased over the years. Everyday new vulnerabilities are found in what was previously believed to be secure applications, unlocking new risks and security hazards that can be exploited by malicious advertisers or intruders compromising the security of systems. Using cross site scripting techniques intruders can hijack web sessions and craft credible phishing sites. Similarly, intruders may harm the server by uploading malicious executables and batch files. On the other hand, the java script code downloaded into browser can attack client machines to steal user's credentials (XSS attacks) and lure users into providing sensitive information to unauthorized parties (Phishing attacks).

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