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What is an XSS attack?


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Answered 2008-05-14 08:12:57

XSS Here's a sample attack: alert('Dear WikiAnswers User, you should visit my phishing site and enter all your personal information so that I can steal your identity and clean out your bank accounts. Or maybe I will just show you nasty pictures.'); On certain sites, entering this will cause a popup. WikiAnswers' software is protected from these XSS attacks.

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