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XSS Vulnerabilities in Facebook Encourage Scammers

XSSed, a firm that provides information on cross-site scripting vulnerability, has revealed that the users of Facebook are highly prone to ID thefts and phishing attacks, corresponding to certain XSS vulnerabilities discovered recently.

Security researchers at the firm have found the flaws that were adversely impacting several functionalities of Facebook such as new users' registration page, iPhone login page, developers' page and applications page. Cyber criminals are likely to abuse these XSS flaws to launch attacks against millions of Facebook users with adware, spyware and malware.

XSS vulnerabilities permit the exploiters to inject malevolent code into the legitimate web pages. In this way, they distribu...

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