Times of India website vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks


India’s premier daily and popular website, Times of India is vulnerable to critical cross site scripting (XSS) attacks.  Times of India which operates a website called indiatimes.com is a top news website in India and elsewhere.


The XSS vulnerability in the Times of India website was discovered by Wang Jing, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  He has found that the vulnerability occurs at Indiatimes’s URL links. Indiatimes only party filters the filenames in its website.  Jing says due to this almost all URLs under Indiatimes’s “Photogallery” and “Top-lists” topics are affected by this vulnerability.