[LINK] AJAX May Be Considered Harmful

brd at iimetro.com.au brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Jan 8 14:38:03 AEDT 2007

Quoting Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au>:
> Note the pre-counter at
> http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/12/01/1634203.shtml
> An anonymous reader writes
> In reality, these issues existed well before AJAX. And, the 
> recommended security best practices remain unchanged.'"

This is one of those meaningless statements. It's a bit like saying that ID
theft has always existed and that you should always keep your wallet safe.

What I would like to know is: Does AJAX make the problem larger or smaller?

Computers have the unfortunate ability to magnify weaknesses. The time between
hitting the return key and "Oops, I shouldn't have done that" is reducing in
proportion to Moore's law.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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