The Weather Channel fixes web app flaws

 

The Weather Channel has fixed a common web application security problem on its website that made nearly all links vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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Wang Jing, a doctoral student at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, found more than 75 percent of the Web pages on Weather.com were vulnerable.

“Attackers just need to add script at the end of The Weather Channel’s URLs,” Wang wrote. “Then the scripts will be executed.”

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