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Windows 7: HTML5 WebSockets Identified As Security Risk

02 Aug 2012   #1

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HTML5 WebSockets Identified As Security Risk

WebSockets offer the promise of faster communications than traditional TCP -- but according to a pair of security researchers, there is a hidden risk. Speaking at the Black Hat conference last week, Qualys engineers Sergey Shekyan and Vaagn Toukharian detailed how WebSockets could be exploited for malicious gain.

Support for WebSockets is currently available in the latest Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE 10 web browsers. According to the two researchers, WebSockets are already in use by websites and embedded applications around the world today, and often without proper security.

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03 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

I am using FF 4.0.1 and went into about:config and searched for WebSockets and disabled it to see what effect it has.

HTML5 WebSockets Identified As Security Risk-websockets.png

Another attack door closed.


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