In brief: A Reddit post has published a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw found on the website of security company Kaspersky.
The XSS flaws allow client-side script to be injected into web pages and can be used to bypass access controls. They were the most common form of web application vulnerabilities and most were simple to detect.'
The Reddit user had injected an image and a series of popups into the page.
XSS was rated as the second most pressing web application vulnerability in the Open Web Application Security Project Top Ten.
To mitigate XSS, the project recommended to keep untrusted data separate from active browser content.
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