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Hackers Take Benefit from Flawed Website Codes

A Familiarity of security holes that have been left behind in codes used to design Websites is known for a decade. Such poor practices tend to attract hi-tech criminals who seek a readily available source to victimize users observes security researchers at net security firm, Symantec, as reported by BBC on April 14, 2008.

Kevin Hogan, Director of Security Operations, Symantec, said Web codes loaded with bug were threatening for visitors visit on many innocent sites. Hogan said that it rebuts the usual belief that staying away from only porn or gambling Websites keeps the visitor safe, as reported by BBC April 14, 2008.

An attack that exploits these Web-programming flaws is called XSS (cross-site scripting). Typically, it involves loose control over the data while swapping be...

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