XSS Attacks Best Prevention

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What is Cross-Site Scripting Prevention?

A Cross-Site Scripting attack involves the execution of malicious code on a victim’s browser. Typically, the challenges to prevent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities are complex since attacks can be orchestrated at any point in a vulnerable web application. This article explores the best practices for Cross-Site Scripting prevention, types of attacks in modern web applications and addresses commonly asked questions.

But before that, here is a quick introduction to how an XSS attack is orchestrated. 

In an XSS attack, the threat actor crafts a malicious script that is routed to the user, then executed by the application browser. This is usually perpetrated by the attacker using input fields to send crafted HTML/JavaScript code to a website which gets interpreted by modern browsers of the victim. The web application includes the executed script as part of its response as if it is legitimate. As soon as this happens, the attacker has full access to all resources available for the current

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