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WebJail: Least-Privilege Integration of Third-Party Components in Web Mashups

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In the last decade, the Internet landscape has transformed from a mostly static world into Web 2.0, where the use of web applications and mashups has become a daily routine for many Internet users. Web mashups are web applications that combine data and functionality from several sources or components. Ideally, these components contain benign code from trusted sources. Unfortunately, the reality is very different. Web mashup components can misbehave and perform unwanted actions on behalf of the web mashup's user. Current mashup integration techniques either impose no restrictions on the execution of a third-party component, or simply rely on the Same-Origin Policy.