LAS VEGAS -- WhiteHat Security today announced the availability of Jeremiah Grossmans 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 Securitys 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 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. Im 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.