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XSS Book Published

WhiteHat Security announced the availability of Jeremiah Grossman's book - Cross-Site Scripting Attacks: XSS Exploits and Attacks

LAS VEGAS -- WhiteHat Security today announced the availability of Jeremiah Grossman’s book – Cross-Site Scripting Attacks: XSS Exploits and Attacks. The book offers a detailed definition of the attack, how it is executed and defensive measures available to address the most prevalent website vulnerability today – XSS. Grossman has teamed up with respected industry experts Seth Fogie, Robert Hansen, Anton Rager and Petko D. Petkov to provide an all-encompassing view of this attack and how it can be prevented effectively.

The book discusses the concepts, methodology, and technology that make XSS a significant concern. How significant? As recently as April 2007, WhiteHat Security’s Website Security Statistics Report demonstrated that XSS is the most common attack today, affecting eight out of 10 websites. The authors explore various types of XSS attacks, how they are implemented, used, and abused. Real-world examples of XSS malware show how it is a dangerous risk that exposes Internet users to remote access, sensitive data theft, and monetary losses. The book closes by examining the ways developers can guard against XSS vulnerabilities in their web applications, and how users can avoid becoming victims.

The authors are undisputed industry experts who provide a real-world glimpse into XSS. Readers are exposed to independent, bleeding-edge research, code listings and exploits that can not be found anywhere else. Grossman and Hansen will be holding a book signing to promote the new release during this year’s Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas on August 1st at 12:30 p.m. at the BreakPoint Bookstore near the Black Hat registration booth. The signing is immediately following Grossman’s highly anticipated presentation, “Hacking Intranet Websites from the Outside (Take 2) - Fun with and without JavaScript malware,” on Wednesday August 1st from 11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

“The prevalence of XSS has a serious affect on website security; this book provides a much needed deep technical look into a very dangerous attack,” said Grossman. “I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work along side such stellar subject matter experts and hope this book continues the ongoing industry dialogue regarding vulnerabilities and remediation.”

WhiteHat Security

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