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Web Security: XSS and CSRF -- October 20, 2011 10:22 PM

At work I've been making a foray into web development. I've always been one to be very interested in "how to do it right" rather than just "get it done" and stop when it looks like it works. Security is one of the things where it works perfectly for the user -- but also for the attacker if you don't do it right. I've had a lot of experience with securing things with encryption, but the web is an entirely new (and scary) world.

The two attack vectors I looked into is XSS (Cross-site scripting) and CSRF (cross-site request forgery, aka XSRF).

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