Sunday, April 22, 2012

How to Hack Websites - Cross Site Scripting (XSS)



Some of the interesting tutorials from the web on Cross Site Scripting attacks. 

A simple online explaination of XSS attacks designed to allow people to see in a hands on manner.

Complete Cross Site Scripting(XSS) Guide : Web Application Pen Testing ~ BreakTheSec:

A video tutorial on XSS



There are tools which can help in detecting XSS attacks on a website.
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Free Edition offers the functionality for anyone who wants to test their own application for Cross Site Scripting. Acunetix encourages all site owners and developers to visit http://www.acunetix.com/cross-site-scripting/scanner.htm and to download the Free Edition of Acunetix WVS. This Free Edition will scan any web application for XSS and it will also reveal all the essential information related to it, such as the vulnerability location and remediation techniques. Scanning for XSS is normally a quick exercise (depending on the size of the application) and indeed can surprise all those who really wish to see where their web site stands from a security point of view.

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