Ajax Hijacking

Ajax Hijacking

Ajax is used to create fast, efficient, and better web applications by using HTML, CSS, XML, and JavaScript. It uses DOM and JavaScript for dynamic content display.

Why Ajax?

  • User friendly
  • Freeform server
  • Live data binding
  • Client-side programming tool
  • Minimized server-based resources usage
  • Capable to develop efficient and more interactive web applications
  • Competent in developing faster web applications
  • The loading time of the web page is frequent and faster

Vulnerabilities of Ajax

Ajax hijacking is a technique that hackers or intruders engage in a web application as a valid user, to access sensitive data. Forestalling the attacks is uncomplicated, just add only a couple of extra lines of code. Let us have a look at an example where the intruder gains access to an e-mail as a legitimate user. Moreover, he can read and perform all the operations that a legitimate user can execute. The intruder can send vulnerable or threatening emails to outsiders pretending to be valid users. Those shortcomings make hackers feel free to execute vulnerable attacks on Ajax. A less secure framework enables hackers to hijack and misuse web applications.

From my experiences, I have identified and understood that despite the benefits of Ajax, a few disadvantages are progressing to Ajax hijacking or hacking.

  • Complexity
  • Insecure
  • The inability of SEO optimization
  • Dependent only on JavaScript