IT | Security

HTML5 - The Good and Bad

By: Absolute Team | 12/12/2011

HTML5 is soon to become the core standard for the Internet, though it is currently still listed as under development. 34 of the world's top 100 websites are already using HTML5 and it's important to know how HTML5 affects business - and how cybercriminals may take advantage of it.

Trend Micro recently put out a series on HTML5 going over the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The series looks at some of the great new features of HTML5 and, as you'd expect, how these new features can be misused.

Some of the topics included in the 'Bad' and 'Ugly' section include:

  • Clickjacking
  • Port Scanning using Cross Origin Requests or WebSockets
  • Social Engineering with Web Notifications
  • Tracking victims with Geolocation
  • Form tampering
  • Browser-based botnet attacks, in detail

Has your organization moved towards using HTML5?