Cross-site scripting (XSS) Prevention for Magento eCommerce Development: Various techniques that hackers use to bypass access to to same-origin policy (web pages that talk to each other on same server).
* It has been reported that 84% of security breeches on the web today originate form XSS attacks.
* Cross-site scripting exploits known weaknesses in a web server that same-origin policy relies. The result is giving hackers the ability to inject malicious content into the site’s content.
* Cross scripting is a form of code injection, similar to SQL injection that injects malicious SQL into a SQL statement that runs a query on a database.
One type of XSS is reflected (non – persistent): This happens when data provided by web client (ie: web form submission), is used by a server script to show the page which results in the script not parsing the error ridden content causing the page to be rendered incorrectly or the site breaking completely.
Another type of XSS is Self-XSS: This involves social engineering to trick the unwilling users into executing malicious script in their browser. Though it is not a true form of XSS because of the social engineering element, it still involves getting the user to click on a link so that malicious code can be ran.
Last type is Mutated XSS (mXSS): This is where the hacker injects mutated content such as an unquoted sentence that parsing script cannot detect causing the layout of the content to break.
Cross-site scripting (XSS) Prevention for Magento eCommerce Development and Deployment is one of many security features we at Kento Systems provide.
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