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USS
2010
8 years 9 months ago
VEX: Vetting Browser Extensions for Security Vulnerabilities
The browser has become the de facto platform for everyday computation. Among the many potential attacks that target or exploit browsers, vulnerabilities in browser extensions have...
Sruthi Bandhakavi, Samuel T. King, P. Madhusudan, ...
USS
2010
8 years 9 months ago
Securing Script-Based Extensibility in Web Browsers
Web browsers are increasingly designed to be extensible to keep up with the Web's rapid pace of change. This extensibility is typically implemented using script-based extensi...
Vladan Djeric, Ashvin Goel
ACSAC
2009
IEEE
9 years 6 months ago
Analyzing Information Flow in JavaScript-Based Browser Extensions
JavaScript-based browser extensions (JSEs) enhance the core functionality of web browsers by improving their look and feel, and are widely available for commodity browsers. To ena...
Mohan Dhawan, Vinod Ganapathy
ICSE
2008
IEEE-ACM
9 years 12 months ago
Static detection of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
Web applications support many of our daily activities, but they often have security problems, and their accessibility makes them easy to exploit. In cross-site scripting (XSS), an...
Gary Wassermann, Zhendong Su
PET
2007
Springer
9 years 5 months ago
Browser-Based Attacks on Tor
This paper describes a new attack on the anonymity of web browsing with Tor. The attack tricks a user’s web browser into sending a distinctive signal over the Tor network that ca...
Timothy G. Abbott, Katherine J. Lai, Michael R. Li...
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