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DISADVANTAGES PRESENTED BY HTML INLINE FRAMES IN INTEGRATION OF 3rd PARTY CONTENT

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  • Joița Alin-Cristian

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    (Universitatea Româno-Americană)

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    As new virtual structures emerge, new applications, new widgets, new services become available to embed in websites. One of the preferred solutions for embedding 3rd party content is the HTML Inline Frame or iFrame. In this context, the introduction establishes the importance of the matter: major market players like Facebook, Google and Microsoft decided to include this tag in their solutions, but is it safe? Also, what other problems might webmasters face by implementing it? The results of the research, problems and security threats, are classified in five categories: cross-domain communication, reflection attacks with XSS (cross-site scripting), CSS Overlay, URL Redirection and Host Content Dependence. For each group, examples and code samples are provided, where applicable.

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    Article provided by Romanian-American University in its journal Journal of Information Systems and Operations Management.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 379-383

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    Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:5:y:2011:i:2:p:379-383

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    Keywords: iFrame; security; cross-site scripting(XSS); cross domain; malware;

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