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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Risks of that cool tool Ajax
    http://technology.guardian.co.uk/wee...726234,00.html

    The Guardian Unlimited has an excellent article that will make you think twice about the possibilities and the associated perils of Ajax.

    Ajax was the foundation code that became the MySpace Worm.
    Read the story and think of other implications. The last piece of advice would be good to follow:
    "Don't use the same username and password on every site."
    Whether you love Ajax or not, learn about it to minimize security pitfalls.
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    Interesting. I still wonder why they named the technology after a scouring powder.
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    I thought it was named after a soccer team

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    If you had a product called Asynchronous Javascript and XML, what acronym would you come up with?
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    Here come the Adware/Spyware programmers doing the AJAX shuffle to plant Malware on folks systems for infestation fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWorld
    Interesting. I still wonder why they named the technology after a scouring powder.
    :-)
    Because Ajax (the scouring powder) can bring a sparkle to your dulled (and grimy) sink? I guess it brings a sparkle of life to one's webpage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    Here come the Adware/Spyware programmers doing the AJAX shuffle to plant Malware on folks systems for infestation fees.
    Mike, I love your viewpoints because they are always so optimistic
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    Never confuse optimism with realism, even sarcastically
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    Ironically the problem isn't that Myspace uses AJAX. It's because their javascript filter was compromised. They just allow members to submit CSS and some HTML. Somehow this person found a way to get Javascript code to execute when somebody viewed his profile. Myspace doesn't really use too much AJAX, so don't think by using AJAX on your site that you're opening yourself up to this. If you use user submitted content, make sure you check for javascript and remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    Never confuse optimism with realism, even sarcastically
    This I am tagging and putting up on my Corkboard

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    Thanks for clearing that up Snib. I was thinking that using Ajax on your site is not a security risk, letting someone else not so good.

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