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Windows Not the Only One With Security Problems

In the rush to embrace Web 2.0-style apps and development, some have turned a blind eye to a problem Microsoft knows all too well: security. For instance, did you know AJAX apps can be taken over by hackers just as Windows and IE apps can?

Hackers can "hijack" the JavaScript and read what's written inside the JavaScript messages. Google and Microsoft AJAX tools are both affected.

One answer, an analyst says, is to use authentication when transmitting private information.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 05, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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