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12 December 2008, 14:27

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The Browser Security Handbook

The Browser Security Handbook (BSH) is a reference for developers and security experts that covers the security features and mechanisms available in different browsers. The BSH currently covers Internet Explorer 6 and 8, Firefox 2 and 3, Safari, Opera, Chrome and the Android embedded browser.

It's in three sections, the first looks at the basic concepts involved, from URLs and Unicode, to HTML and JavaScript, then it moves on to the security features that browsers implement to prevent abuse or manipulation. This include detailed explanations how Same Origin policies are applied to cookies, Flash, XMLHttpRequests and Java, and how it affects developers. The final section looks at legacy and experimental security mechanisms.

Michael Zalewski: Browser Security Handbook

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