XSS – What Is Cross-Site Scripting?

Commonly known as Cross-Site Scripting, XSS is one of the most eminent application-based web attacks. Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities mainly target data that is stored in a page or pages that are executed on the client’s side, that is, in the user’s browser instead of the server-side. XSS/ Cross-Site Scripting in itself is a cyber-threat that is brought about mainly by weaknesses in the security of client-side scripting languages, like as HTML, PHP and JavaScript.


The concept of Cross-Site Scripting is to interfere with the client-side scripts of a given web application in order to execute the application in a manner desired by the malicious user. This intrusion can embed a script in a web …

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