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Web Application Worms: A Growing Concern


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:55 AM

Web Application Worms exploit persistent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in websites. It's a new category of malware and it's a growing concern for popular websites. Social Networking sites seem to be the most popular target as of now. MySpace has already been hit by two such worms - the Samy worm in October last year and last week's Flash worm...Last week's worm exploited a vulnerability in Macromedia Flash to redirect MySpace users to an objectionable webpage...

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