Manhattan Website Development Firm Predicts That Cybercriminals will Exploit HTML 5

Leading New York Internet marketing and website development expert says that the increasingly popular web language will be the next big target for cyber criminals.

Online PR News – 15-December-2011 – New York, New York – According to Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc., a leading New York website design and website development firm with clients from around the world, HTML 5 is being developed to improve the look of websites, remove the need for Java and Flash plug-ins, and bring the cloud to the browser. However, as with any new scripting language, its newness makes it attractive to cybercriminals.

“Potentially, this could be quite dangerous,” says Crisafi. “HTML 5 is more than a web language; it allows more data to be stored in the browser, making it easier for criminals to steal data.”

Browsers have always stored relatively small amounts of data, according to Crisafi, limited mainly to website cookies. However, the fact that HTML 5 allows more data to be stored in the browser means that super-cookies can be created to track people's web behavior.

“Some malware techniques have faded out of fashion because patches have been found for them,” says Crisafi, “but HTML 5 opens the door to renewed exploitation.”

A perfect example, he says, is click-jacking, which is a relatively simple malware technique, used to persuade users to click on a link through a pop-up box. With previous web standards, website developers could create code to prevent click-jacking.

“Because HTML 5 hides a lot of this detail from software developers, it makes it harder to distinguish between good and bad websites,” says Crisafi. "This type of wall hampers a broadcast, web developer's ability to write secure code.”

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