Insecure Trends in Web Technologies: A Review of Insecure Implementations of Rich Internet Applications

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Executive Summary

This paper discusses various security risks associated with social networks and the insecure implementations of major web technologies Ajax, Flash and Silverlight. As a specific case study it presents an analysis of Microsoft Silverlight from a security stand point. In this context it discusses how a malicious user could use Silverlight to create a worm on social networks. This paper is by no means meant to disparage these web developments; rather it aims to educate developers and users of the gotchas, security weaknesses and risks associated with their deployments.

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