Gmail, MSN, Flikr... struck by security hole

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  1. tripwire45
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    Gmail, MSN, Flikr... struck by security hole

    A security hole in a popular development tool has severe implications for a number of the Internet's most popular applications, including Gmail, Flikr and MSN Virtual Earth. Tens of thousands of companies including AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are likely to be affected by the flaw in CPAINT - a toolkit used to create applications using an approach known as AJAX - short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Rather than a technology in itself, AJAX is an approach to putting more dynamic interactivity into Web applications using a combination of HTML, CSS, Document Object Model, JavaScript, and XMLHttpRequest.

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    1. Phoenix
      well, the ultimate hack is to get a backdoor into a compiler that then compiles the backdoor into anything compiled with it
      ofcourse getting it into the code that compiles the compiler is even better ;)

      i guess theres not much need to hack when theres bound to be a bug in there for you :D

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