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Web Shield versus XSS?
« on: April 16, 2008, 10:55:46 AM »
A few queek queztions, pliz...

1- Does Web Shield use a proxy?

2- Does Web Shield protect against malicious scripts & cross-scripting (XSS)?

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Re: Web Shield versus XSS?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 02:32:00 PM »
It redirect the port 80 traffic to localhost port 12080, so it can intercept and scan http traffic. So yes it uses a proxy.

It doesn't care about XSS as such only what night be at the end, if there is a malicious script that it detects/recognises, it would intercept that in the proxy and alert you to the problem. The alert gives only one option, abort connection, dropping the download if the item. So it is a qualified Yes, it must be able to recognise the content as malware.

I would suggest that you consider Firefox if you aren't already using it and the NoScript extension, which has XSS monitoring/blocking.
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