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Cross Site Scripting
Posted By On May 17, 2005 @ 11:41 AM In Computer Terms,Security Help | No Comments
CSS or XSS is a method where a hacker will watch for a vulnerable site, one that uses user information, but does not validate the user when they revisit the site.
The hacker will then recreate this link using malicious code that takes advantage of the of the website’s security hole and basically steals user’s information.
This attack can take place through email, message boards—any place really that you can create a hyperlink.
Once the hacker has your information they can potentially steal your identity or log on as you at other sites.
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